The Office of Guidance and Counseling is comprised of counselors, a registrar and a coordinator of college counseling. Students are assigned to a counselor by last name and remain with their counselor all four years.
Leslie Seck, MSW
Years at SHG: 19
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Social Work
Director of Guidance, SHG Administrative Team, Guidance Counselor Freshmen-Senior (last name L-Z), academic advising, personal counseling, Freshman Focus coordinator, testing day coordinator, Placement Test Coordinator, ACT/SAT Testing Coordinator, Dual Credit Coordinator, Sangamon CEO Liaison
Hannah Jugan, MOL
Years at SHG: 4
Education: Benedictine University, Masters in Organizational Leadership
Responsibilities: Guidance Counselor Freshman-Senior (last name G-N), academic advising, personal counseling, Freshman Focus Co-Coordinator, Capital Area Center Coordinator, St. John's mentorship liaison.
Amanda Mandeville, BA
Director of Enrollment Management & College Counseling
Years at SHG: 5
Education: Fontbonne University, BA
Responsibilities: Coordinator of College Counseling. Responsibilities Include: Naviance program coordinator, assist students with college planning and application process, process all transcript requests, ACT Prep Class Coordinator, NCAA Clearinghouse Liaison, and facilitate visits from college representatives.
The journey starts as students take the 8th-grade placement test, and it culminates four-and-a half years later when the students walk across the stage at graduation.
The Office of Guidance and Counseling provides an array of services, ranging from academic and college counseling, alcohol and drug prevention to personal counseling.
Services include academic assessment, academic advising, course selection and registration, college advising and recommendation letters, suicide prevention, personal counseling, dual credit advising, NCAA Clearinghouse advising, credit remediation, CACC liaison, freshman focus, high school transcripts, and coordination of college representatives.
Our team of professionals is knowledgeable, experienced, and very willing to assist students and parents as they navigate through the four years of high school with a view toward college and beyond.
It has been our tradition that our guidance counselors remain with our students throughout their four years to ensure a personal and familiar connection with each individual student and his/her family.
Our staff is here to answer questions, intervene in difficult situations and provide assistance during your student's high school years.