Student Services Division personnel assist students as they mature and develop during their high school years. Student Services personnel are counselors, deans, social workers, psychologists, college consultants, and all of the important people who work behind the scenes such as registrars, nurses and the substance use prevention team.
- Student Support Teams
- Student Support Groups and Resources
- Peer Helpers
- Student Counselor Parent Engagement (SCoPE)
- Non-Seniors Applying to Post-Secondary Institution
Student Support Teams
Each student at Stevenson is assigned to a Student Support Team (SST). Each team consists of a psychologist, dean, social worker and counselor and SST offices are located in the East Building and the West Building.
There are many ways to reach SST members including:
Email - Links to contact SST members by email are listed below
Telephone Message - SST members will receive an email whenever they have a voice message and will return your call as soon as possible.
Individual Appointment Requests - Counselors and Social Workers and some Deans use Calendly, a confidential online system for booking individual appointments. You can access the links below to schedule an appointment with a member of your SST.
East SST (Room 6064)
- Claire Burja (works with Counselor Aulisio) / 847-415-4554 / Calendly
- Angela O’Brien (works with Counselor Tad-y) / 847-415-4552 / Calendly
- Danielle Aulisio / 847-415-4516 / Calendly
- Jenna Breuer / 847-415-4543 / Calendly
- Daniel Diambri / 847-415-4532 / Calendly
- Megan Kelly / 847-415-4510 / Calendly
- Patty Martin / 847-415-4525 / Calendly
- Natalie Meiners / 847-415-4515 / Calendly
- Lindsay Puppolo / 847-415-4571 / Calendly
- Ray Tad-y / 847-415-4519 / Calendly
- Dawn Timm / 847-415-4540 / Calendly
- Sara Rogers (work with Counselors Tad-y, Puppolo, Martin) / 847-415-4024 / Calendly
- Oscar Rivera (works with Counselors Timm, Aulisio, Diambri) / 847-415-4038
- Carla Wood (works with Counselors Breuer, Kelly, Meiners) / 847-415-4062 / Calendly
- Margaret Noble (works with Counselors Puppolo, Martin, Breuer, Kelly) / 847-415-4550 / Calendly
- Christina Foss (works with Counselors Diambri, Timm, Meiners, Kelly) / 847-415-4511 / Calendly
Substance Use Prevention
- Dr. Cristina Cortesi / 847-415-4529 / Drop-in Hours and Calendly link
- Learn more about Substance Use Prevention
West SST (Rooms 2414/2412)
- Dr. Colleen Fischer (works with Counselor Dwyer) / 847-415-4551/ Calendly
- Eliza Shoemaker (works with Counselor Kogan) / 847-415-4572 / Calendly
- Jennifer Falk / 847-415-4524 / Calendly
- Amy Grove / 847-415-4514 / Calendly
- Sarah Kellogg / 847-415-4521 / Calendly
- Irina Kogan / 847-415-4544 / Calendly
- Lisa Scanio / 847-415-4526 / Calendly
- Giuliana Scardina / 847-415-4536 / Calendly
- Jaison Varghese / 847-415-4518 / Calendly
- Hector Vazquez / 847-415-4541 / Calendly
- Jorie Dwyer / 847-415-4547 / Calendly
- Kathy McCauley (works with Counselors Kogan, Kellogg, Scardina) / 847-415-4037 / Calendly
- David Schoenfisch (works with Counselors Vazquez, Scanio, Falk) / 847-415-4035
- Daryl Wallace (works with Counselors Dwyer, Grove, Varghese) / 847-415-4065 / Calendly
- Jen Polisky (works with Counselors Vazquez, Kellogg, Scardina, Falk) / 847-415-4530 / Calendly
- Janet Sushinski (works with Counselors Grove, Varghese, Scanio, Falk) / 847-415-4539 / Calendly
Student Services Director
Student Services Assistant Director
Student Services Director's Assistant
Student Support Groups and Resources
Our Student Support Teams invite you to click the links below to find a variety of ways that you can destress whenever you might need to! Additionally, you may access this list of community resources or student support groups (listed below) anytime
Stevenson High School provides two spaces where students are able to engage in quiet reflection or meditation before school, during their lunch period, or during a free period. These spaces may be found in the lower ILC (room 1301) or in east Student Services (room 6064). Students should check in with the office assistant in each location to use these spaces. Students may reach out to a member of their SST with any questions.
Student Support Groups
The following groups are designed to provide support and assistance to students and their families. If you are interested in a group or would like to learn more about one, please contact a member of your SST or one of the group facilitators.
- Coping Skills Group is a ten-week curriculum-based group focusing on healthy strategies for coping with daily life stressors. Students will identify triggers to their own stressors and learn multiple strategies to manage them. Facilitators: Jennifer Polisky and Samantha Korstanje
- Academic Skills Group is a ten-week curriculum-based group focusing on organizational and executive functioning strategies for achieving academic success. Facilitators: Stephanie Levenbrook and Ally Fein
- Social Communication Group helps members learn expected communication skills, promotes the building of prosocial relationships, and fosters the development of positive coping skills for school and life. Facilitators: Maggie Noble and Cindy Duran
- COA (Children of Addicts) assists students affected by a parent/guardian abusing drugs/alcohol. The group focuses on learning about the disease of addiction, sharing feelings, and helping each other find healthy coping skills. Facilitators: Janet Sushinski and Cristina Cortesi
- Coping with Family Stress is a safe place to discuss different aspects of adjusting/coping with the impact of a separation, divorce, addition of step-family members, or other changes within a family system. Facilitators: Maggie Noble and Kylie Adams
- Grief Support Group offers a safe, supportive environment in which students share and process grief and connect students with others who are also coping with the death of an immediate family member, establish connections with others to decrease the isolation that grief brings, and learn that there are many different ways to grieve. Facilitators: Christina Foss and Preslin Isaac
- Project 10 Midwest provides a safe place for students who identify with the LGBTQ community. The group is a space to explore sexual and/or gender identity. Facilitators: Christina Foss and Kelley Harte
Substance Abuse Intervention Groups
- Recovery Group supports students who are focused on their own recovery from a substance use disorder. Contact: Cristina Cortesi
- Insight is an educational and discussion-based group for students who think their current tobacco or other substance use may have a negative impact on their life. Contact: Cristina Cortesi
- 7 Challenges is an evidence-based treatment group facilitated by OMNI Youth Services for students who want to explore how they can make changes to their current substance use behaviors. Contact: Cristina Cortesi
- If you would like to join a group, please contact a member of your Student Support Team or the group facilitator.
*If there is an emergency during the school day (a crisis or safety situation), please go to Student Services immediately and let someone know that you need to talk to a social worker right away.
*If there is an emergency after school hours, please contact your parent/guardian and call 911.
Peer Helpers, a group sponsored by Student Services, staff the Student Lounge, a safe place students go to talk, relax, obtain resources, or eat their lunch. The program offers support for students by providing peer counseling and school wide campaigns.
2nd Annual Mental Health Forum
This virtual event, held on April 9, 2021, included students, faculty and community providers discussing various mental health topics in order to help educate one another and help break the stigmas associated with mental health.
Stevenson High School counselors are committed to building strong relationships with students and parents/guardians as these relationships contribute to the well-being of students both inside and outside of classes. As a result, students will have Student Counselor Parent Engagement meetings with their counselor.
Stay tuned to the Daily Digest newsletter for more information regarding scheduling periods as they open up for each school year.
Student Counselor Parent Engagement (SCoPE)
All families will have SCoPE experiences in their Freshman and Sophomore year with their assigned counselor. SCoPE meetings will consist of a 30-minute meeting with the student, parent/guardian and counselor during which families will have the opportunity to share more information about their student’s strengths, interests, goals and concerns. In addition, counselors will provide information about their role in helping students and families to navigate the high school experience as well as make the most of programs and resources offered to support students. The SCoPE meeting framework consists of:
- Introduction of school counselor: Counselor background, role of a school counselor, counseling program at Stevenson, how to contact counselors
- Family background: Sender school attended, siblings who attended Stevenson, other family members living in the home, family heritage/culture, family educational background, anything else student/parent would like to share
- Academic strengths/concerns: Review grades, teacher feedback, course levels/course load, balance, study habits, academic resources, EBR, PSAT/SAT, transition to high school
- Social emotional strengths/concerns: Social transition, friends, peer group, stress management, medical conditions (504, IEP), support groups, SST supports, balance
- Goals/wishes/dreams: What are your student's goals for high school? Future courses and pre-requisites, college, career, military, CCC, CEO, new opportunities student would like to experience in high school
- Interests/activities/athletics: Co-curricular involvement, involvement outside of Stevenson, interests and hobbies student would like to explore in high school
- How can your counselor help?: Student/parent questions and/or concerns
Post Secondary Student Counselor Parent Engagement (P-SCoPE)
Junior families will have a Post Secondary Student Counselor Parent Engagement (P-SCoPE). These engagements are 45-minute individual family appointments with a post secondary counselor. Participating in a P-SCoPE meeting during Junior year can only enhance the counselor's ability to assist students in the college admission process in the fall.
Non-Seniors Applying to Post-Secondary Institution (College, Trade School, Military, etc.)
If you are interested in applying to a non-Stevenson program that requires a letter of recommendation, completed evaluation form, and/or transcript, please follow the steps below:
Letter of Recommendation
Contact your counselor, who will connect with a parent/guardian to confirm approval for releasing any information about the student’s records to an outside organization/program.
Log onto your Infinite Campus account and go to "Documents.” Select the school year and you will see "Transcript.”
**This is something that students, as well as parents, can view from their Infinite Campus accounts.
If you need an official transcript, you will need to request via Parchment, our online transcript delivery service. Students should go to www.parchment.com and create an account. Below you will find a PDF that will walk you through the process of creating and requesting your “credentials” (transcripts). Students should use a non-"@students.d125.org" email account since this login can be used for many years.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Parents/guardians who feel they may be eligible for support provided through the McKinney-Vento Act should contact the District 125 Homeless Liaison, Sarah Bowen, at 847-415-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.