Guidance Resources


UPHS GUIDANCE MISSION STATEMENT:

The Upper Perkiomen School District Counseling Department is designed to enhance and teach students the skills needed to be independent and productive citizens in a diverse society. Students are taught how to maximize their learning of academic, personal, social, and career skills, and are encouraged to cultivate their independence and creativity. Our program focuses on needs, interests, and issues related to the various stages of personal growth and development. Connecting students and families to services and resources is a core component to our program. The counseling department is an integral part of the total educational experience within the Upper Perkiomen School District.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


UPHS College Information Night

Our annual College Information Night will be held on Monday, February 25th, from 6:00-7:30pm in the audion. We encourage all parents and high school students to come out for this informative program. There will be presentations by a financial planner, an ROTC rep, and several college representatives. You will receive important details about post-secondary schooling, as well as information on the application process, financial aid, and the Naviance system.

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Please check our College/Career Planning page for test prep info

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The high school counseling department, based on student needs, facilitates and coordinates with community agencies to offer support groups that run on a six to eight week cycle throughout the school year. Topics may include mindfulness, coping strategies, study skills, social skills, self-esteem, new student transition, family dynamics, grief/loss, and smoking cessation.



Counseling Department Contact Info

Angela Traub, School Counselor, Last names A-G

B.S. in Elementary & Special Education, Millersville University
Secondary English Certification, PA
M.Ed. in Secondary School Counseling, Kutztown University
Junior Class Advisor
Speech & Debate Team Co-Advisor

Email: ATraub@upsd.org

Phone: 215-541-7120

John Gunning, School Counselor, Last Names H-N

B.A. Psychology, Arcadia University
M.A. School Counseling, Holy Family University

Email: JGunning@upsd.org

Phone: 215-541-7121

Leanne LeGendre, School Counselor, Last Names O-Z

B.S. Applied Psychology, Penn State University
M.S. Secondary School Counseling, Villanova University
Middle School Tutoring Club Co-Advisor

Email: LLeGendre@upsd.org

Phone: 215-541-7122

Kimberly Kelly, School Counselor, Last Names A-Z

B.A. Child Family Studies, Albright College
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Immaculata University
Secondary School Counselor Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor
SAGA (Sexual and Gender Acceptance) Co-Advisor

Email: KKelly@upsd.org

Phone: 215-541-7127

Carol Bedford, School Counseling Department Administrative Assistant

Email: CBedford@upsd.org

Phone: 215-541-7132