School Counseling at Holy Names Academy

Adolescence is a time of tremendous growth with unique challenges. Holy Names Academy recognizes the importance of support services for our students. We have four full-time counselors. Two Academic Mentors focus on academic and personal counseling, and two College Counselors assist students with the college admissions process.

Academic Mentors advocate for students’ success and well-being by working collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Recognizing the developmental changes and needs of adolescence, they provide the following services:

  • Academic support, including study skills, time management, and organization.
  • Coordination of accommodations plans for students with documented learning disabilities and/or health issues.
  • Personal counseling that is brief and solution-focused; referrals for longer-term needs.
  • Tutoring, either by connecting students with a peer tutor or providing referrals for outside, professional tutors.
  • Peer Mentoring program, an opportunity for 11th and 12th graders to develop leadership skills by assisting 9th graders in their transition to high school.
  • Coordinating pre-arranged absences for family vacations or other trips that cannot be scheduled during school holidays.
  • Advanced Placement program coordination.

Academic Mentors

Jennifer Hawes, ’98

Title:

Academic Mentor/Counselor

Department(s):

Counseling

Educations:

BA History, New York University
M.Phil Modern European History, University of Cambridge
MEd School Counseling, Seattle University

Contact:

jhawes@holynames-sea.org

(206) 720-7814

Jennifer Hawes, ’98

Title:

Academic Mentor/Counselor

Educations:

BA History, New York University
M.Phil Modern European History, University of Cambridge
MEd School Counseling, Seattle University

Department(s):

Counseling)

Emily McKenzie, ’01

Title:

Academic Mentor/Counselor

Department(s):

Counseling

Educations:

BA Psychology, Seattle University
MA Counseling Psychology, Northwest University

Contact:

emckenzie@holynames-sea.org

(206) 720-7812

Emily McKenzie, ’01

Title:

Academic Mentor/Counselor

Educations:

BA Psychology, Seattle University
MA Counseling Psychology, Northwest University

Department(s):

Counseling)

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