School Counseling

School Counseling in Washington Township

The vision of the MSDWT school counseling program is that all students thrive in their environment and develop into lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens who are prepared for post-secondary opportunities and empowered to make a positive impact in our community and world.

Washington Township school counselors’ mission is to support all students to reach their highest potential. School counselors decrease barriers to academic, social and personal achievement by providing a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program and advocating for equitable opportunities for students in partnership with other educators, parents/caregivers and community partners.

Short-Term Group Counseling Short-Term Individual Counseling Academic Advising Instruction: Classroom  & Small Group Consultation with School Staff, Parents, and Caregivers Collaboration with School Staff, Parents, & Caregivers Referrals



Social-Emotional Development School Counselors help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills.
Academic Development School Counselors implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn.
College & Career Readiness School counselors help students understand the connection between school and the world of work and help them plan for and make a successful transition from school to post-secondary options (higher education, military, workforce)

Washington Township Schools
School Counseling Division

Jen Dodson Lead Counselor Grades 6-12 77267
North Central High School
Kim Dickerson Counseling Department Chair 45337
Aaron Shelby 9th Grade: A-G 45348
Christina Rhodes 9th Grade: H-PER 45329
Jennifer Williams 9th Grade: PES-Z 45321
Scott Stenzinger 10th Grade: A-GEP 45314
Jolie Girton 10th Grade: GEQ-MYE 45327
Nita Gates 10th Grade: MYD-Z 45334
Jeremy Corn 11th Grade: A-GER 45313
Michelle Fleming 11th Grade: GES-ORR 45332
Adam Jacobowitz 11th Grade: ORS-Z 45647
Reagen Mathew 12th Grade: A-GER 45326
Victor Newsome  12th Grade: GES-PAT 45331
Kristi Meinert 12th Grade: PAU-Z 45312
Larry Pierce True North Academy 46202
Eastwood Middle School
Tara Mitchell 6th Grade 21135
Sharon Hopkins  7th Grade 21236
Ellie Sheffield 8th Grade 21133
Northview Middle School
Neill McGrann  6th Grade 22105
Molly Henry 7th Grade  22104
Devin Sangster 8th Grade 22106
Westlane Middle School
Kristen Bostic 6th Grade 23108
Jaymes Hughes 7th Grade 23322
Jennifer Patsel 8th Grade  23109

School Counselors' Focus

Academic Development Resources

The Washington Township school counseling program builds the foundation for life-long learning by helping students:

  • Develop attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning (time management, organization, study skills)
  • Apply critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions
  • Explore available programs, courses and opportunities
  • Identify short- and long-term goals and develop the skills to meet these goals

College & Career Readiness Resources

What is College and Career Readiness?

Having the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in postsecondary education and future career opportunities. -Indiana Department of Education

Questions about School Counseling in WT? Reach out to Jen Dodson, District Lead School Counselor at / 317-205-3332 x 77267