Guidance Department

Welcome to St. Joseph High School’s Guidance Department webpage. The counseling office serves many functions for high school students and their parents. We have adopted the Michigan Model Guidance Curriculum as the basis of our own guidance activities, and we deliver services in four general areas—Individual Planning, Responsive Services, Systems Support and Classroom Guidance.

We begin the year ensuring all our students have a schedule that provides them with the appropriate classes to earn a Michigan Merit Curriculum /St. Joseph High School diploma, and work through the year providing information and additional academic services to all our students throughout the year. We have a regular schedule for meeting with individual students, but we encourage students to visit our office when they have individual needs or questions.


  • Personal Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention and Referrals
  • Short-term Counseling
  • Referrals for Long-Term Counseling
  • Career and College Counseling Exploration
  • Assistance with the College Application Process
  • Course selection assistance


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Amy Peterson, Counselor, A - G

(269) 926-3210
Hope College, B.A. Communications & Spanish
Old Dominion University, M.S. Ed. School Counseling

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Tracy Wagner, Counselor, H - O

(269) 926-3210
Central Michigan University, B.S. Sociology
Western Michigan University, M.A. Counseling Education 



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Tracy Olson, Counselor, P - Z

(269) 926-3210
Central Michigan University B.A. Education
Western Michigan University M.A. Counseling Education


Elizabeth Fairchild, School Social Worker

(269) 926-3510
Wittenberg University B.A. Psychology
Arizona State University M.A. Social Work

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Allison Koch, Guidance Administrative Assistant

(269) 926-3210
Western Michigan University, B.B.A. Business/Marketing