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 abuse prevention team.
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.
Drop-in Hours - Counselors and social workers hold drop-in hours via Zoom. The days and times of these meetings vary. Students can click on the office hours link of these SST members and wait in a private online waiting room until their SST member is available to speak to them privately.
Individual Appointment Requests - Counselors and Social Workers and some Deans and 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.
- Danielle Coletti / 847-415-4516 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Megan Kelly / 847-415-4510 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Christina Lee / 847-415-4532 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Patty Martin / 847-415-4525 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Dan Puglisi / 847-415-4543 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Lindsay Puppolo / 847-415-4868 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Carol Seeger / 847-415-4534 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Ray Tad-y / 847-415-4519 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Dawn Timm / 847-415-4540 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Sara Rogers / 847-415-4024 / Calendly
- David Schoenfisch / 847-415-4035
- Carla Wood / 847-415-4062 / Calendly
- Tom Edwards / 847-415-4550 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Christina Foss / 847-415-4511 / Calendly / Office Hours
West SST (Rooms 2414/2412)
- Jennifer Falk / 847-415-4524 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Amy Grove / 847-415-4514 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Lindsay Jurjovec-ELL / 847-415-4536 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Sarah Kellogg - ELL / 847-415-4521 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Irina Kogan - ELL / 847-415-4544 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Lisa Scanio / 847-415-4526 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Jaison Varghese / 847-415-4518 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Hector Vazquez / 847-415-4541 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Jorie Walton / 847-415-4547 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Kathy McCauley / 847-415-4037 / Calendly
- Taurus Scurlock / 847-415-4036
- Daryl Wallace / 847-415-4065 / Calendly
- Jen Polisky / 847-415-4530 / Calendly / Office Hours
- Janet Sushinski / 847-415-4539 / Calendly / Office Hours
2020-21 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.
¡Adelante! is an affinity group for LatinX females that provides a safe space to share experiences and to celebrate cultural heritage. The goal of Adelante is to provide a supportive and empowering environment for students as well as a sense of belonging and connectedness to SHS and the community. Facilitators: Sarah Kellogg, Carol Seeger
Be You is a semester-long process and psycho-educational group that focuses on helping female students celebrate the amazing internal and external qualities that make them who they are. The group will engage in self-esteem building activities in order to help students build their confidence and achieve their goals. Facilitators: Megan Kelly, Irina Kogan
Boys of Color Affinity Group provides psycho-educational support and affirmations by providing a sense of belonging and connectedness. Facilitators: Jaison Varghese, Hector Vazquez
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. Facilitator: Janet Sushinski
Coping in the Age of Covid (Processing Current Events Group) is a safe space for students to discuss a variety of unexpected current events impacting our daily lives in 2020. The group will focus on processing stress and frustrations, and developing and implementing healthy coping strategies. Facilitators: Liza Shoemaker, Lindsay Puppolo
Coping Skills Psycho-Educational Group is a six-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: Jorie Walton, Lindsay Perkins, Christina Foss, Danielle Colletti
FAB (Female and Black) is an affinity group that provides support and affirmations by providing a sense of belonging and connectedness. Facilitator: TBD
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: Lisa Scanio, Dawn Timm
Neuro-Meditation for a Peaceful Mind is a six-week psycho-educational group that will focus on the brain and the effect that stress and our own thoughts have on our bodies and minds. Each week we will learn about how our brain works and then practice a meditation. Participants will learn strategies to decrease stress and allow our brains to work effectively. Facilitators: Amy Grove, Jen Polisky
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: Claire Burja, Tricia Ebel
Watershed: Covid-19 Grief/Loss Support Group offers a safe, supportive environment in which students share and process grief and loss related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This group will connect students with other students who are coping with significant losses or life changes due to the pandemic, which may include the death of an immediate family member, the loss of routine, or other disruptions to significant life events that have resulted in one experiencing grief. Resources for coping, healing and community support will also be shared within the group. Facilitators: Jordan Halic, Addison Taylor, Anthony Lazzara
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 (a crisis or safety situation) during the school day or after school hours please contact your parent/guardian, call 9-1-1, go to your nearest emergency room, or use Lake County Text-A-Tip (text LAKECO to 847-823-5323 immediately!
The Health Services Page provides detailed information about SHS nursing staff, state health requirements for students, medical/health forms, medication administration and answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
During Remote Learning+, a Virtual Student Lounge will be open according to the following schedule and with the following access links:
Peer Helpers Lounge - 4th hour Mondays and Wednesdays https://zoom.us/j/
Peer Helpers Lounge - 5th hour Mondays and Wednesdays https://zoom.us/j/
Peer Helpers Lounge - 6th hour Mondays and Wednesdays https://zoom.us/j/
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.
Watch the Peer Helpers Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum from Nov. 13, 2019