School Counseling


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HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING - The School Counseling department of Northwestern Regional is committed to the intellectual, emotional and social growth of all students. By guiding each student through his/her educational program, we seek to foster and facilitate the development of the student's potential.
School Counselor Faculty:
Ms. Amy Dressel
Grade 10: A-H
Grade 11: A-Gn
Grade 12: A-G
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Ms. Lori Foote
Grade 10: I-N
Director of School Counseling
Grade 11: Go-Ma
Grade 12: H-L
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Mrs. Trina McHugh
Grade 10: O-Z
Grade 11: Mb-Z
Grade 12: M-Z
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Mrs. Thea Davidson
Grade 9 and School to Career
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  • Academic counseling
  • Personal counseling
  • Post-secondary and career planning
  • Monitoring of student educational process
  • Consulting with staff and parents
  • Emergencies and/or crises
  • Record keeping
  • In-school and home-school communications

School Counselors strive to develop a personal educational plan for each student, based upon individual abilities, needs achievements and interests. We try to help students relate school to longer-range personal and career goals. In line with this, we provide information related to the job market, the military, technical schools and colleges.

School Counselors are available to help students in adjusting socially to new situations, communicating better with parents or friends, dealing with personal problems and helping them make decisions. We are here to assist teachers and families in helping their students to succeed by developing more positive relationships and learning good study skills. We also encourage families to contact us to assist you in your student's daily adjustments and challenges, as well as to consult with you regarding long-range educational planning.

New students who are enrolling in our district should contact Michelle Derochick to begin the registration process.


  • Northwestern High School Alumni (former students) - to request a copy of your transcript for yourself as a former student please click on and complete the following form and email to Michelle Derochick:   
  • Education Verification - Please fax your request together with a signed release, including date of graduation to 860.738.6207.
  • Unofficial transcripts can be released to the requestor.  Official transcripts can only be sent to colleges, universities, or employers, etc., upon your request.  Please click here for a form that can be submitted via fax, email, or US Mail.


NAVIANCE - Planning for education after high school (requires password, contact your school counselor). Click on the link to get to the Naviance sign-on page.  Naviance includes the following:

  • College Information
  • Local Scholarship Information
  • College Search
  • Links to Relevant Websites
  • College Acceptance
  • Career Information
  • Scattergrams
  • Personality Type Indicator: Do What You Are
  • Upcoming College Visits
  • Career Interest Profiler

NCAA Eligibility Center - Information for playing college sports. Click on link to access the website for more information.

COLLEGEBOARD - College and SAT information, college search engine. Click on the link to access the website for more information.

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