TTHS COUNSELINGSTAFF DIRECTORYWanda RussellAssistant Principal for Guidance Department708-225-4103Darryl Reddick
Freshman Academy CounselorLast Names (A-Ll)
Freshman Academy CounselorLast Names (Lm-Z)
Sophomore CounselorLast Names (A-K)708-225-4219Ramelle Hiil-Jackson
Sophomore CounselorLast Names (L-Z)708-225-4213Nzinga Edwards-Troutman
Upper Classmen CounselorLast Names (Q-Z)708-225-4215
Upper Classmen Counselor
Last Names (H-P)708-225-4217
AppointmentsHOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY COUNSELOR?
In order to make an appointment with your counselor you will need to fill out a Request Form. Request forms can be obtained from your teachers, or in the Counseling Office. Fill in the appropriate information requested and submit your form to the counselor. Your counselor will call for you at the next available time slot.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SEE MY COUNSELOR?
You should see your counselor at least once a year on a one-to-one basis and a couple of time throughout the year in group settings and assemblies. If you have not seen your counselor, and would like to, you should take the initiative to make an appointment, as explained above. Be sure to ask about your graduation progress and any other academic issues you may have. Counselors have large caseloads and it takes time to meet with students, however they will honor your appointment requests should you need more time between appointments made by your counselor.
HOW LONG WILL AN APPOINTMENT TAKE?
The length of an appointment will vary depending on the information or issues that need to be discussed. Most appointments will last approximately 10-20 minutes on average.
WHAT WILL WE TALK ABOUT?
We will cover different things at different times, such as academic progress, college, careers, extracurricular activities, personal and social issues, time management, study habits, goal setting, and much more. Students are welcome to openly discuss topics of their choosing or concern. It is also vital to understand that any information discussed with your counselor will be completely confidential unless there is mention of harm to yourself or others, or if you give permission to share information with another faculty member or parent.
AREN'T APPOINTMENTS FOR THOSE IN TROUBLE OR STRUGGLING?
Absolutely NOT! Counselor appointments are for EVERYONE, and are individualized according to each student's needs. We may help those who are struggling, but we also assist those doing well with achieving higher goals.