GUIDANCE/ADVISING

Guidance Department

Our guidance counselors are well-equipped professionals who guide our students as they navigate the high school years and prepare for the future. They assist and advise students about academic opportunities and obligations, as well as personal challenges and celebrations.

Guidance Counselors

Samantha Stephenson holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW) with a specialization in children and families. She works with the freshmen and sophomores. sstephenson@RacineLutheran.org 262.637.6538 x 225

Mark Jones holds a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling, and he is a state certified AODA counselor. He works with the juniors and seniors. mjones@RacineLutheran.org 262.637.6538 x 109

Resource Team

The Resource Team strives to serve our students. This team meets on a weekly basis, or more often if situations dictate the need. Team members discuss any student concerns – academic, behavior, family situations, medical – and determine what, if any, interventions/responses are needed, and which team member or other designated faculty member is the best person to handle the situation.

Faculty and staff members who notice any changes in behavior, hear of issues, experience frustrations or have any concern about a student or a situation are encouraged to reach out to one of the team members.

Each situation is handled individually and confidentially, and schoolwide teamwork is expected as we work toward a good outcome.

Resource Team members include:
  • David Burgess, Executive Director/Principal
  • Mark Jones, Guidance Counselor
  • Samantha Stephenson, Guidance Counselor
  • Jason Block, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
  • Susie Drummond, Director of Admissions
  • Justin Haun, Dean of Students

Parents as Partners

Our parents and youth today face some serious challenges, and we, at Racine Lutheran High School, are committed to helping equip them to meet these challenges with knowledge and confidence. Our Resource Team, made up of administrators and counselors, helps to identify and address these challenges and to bring in outside resources when possible.

In 2019, we launched our Parents as Partners initiative. Our Resource Team joins in sessions with educators, parents and students to hear knowledgeable speakers explore components of living a healthy life and dealing with pertinent issues.

CLASH

CLASH stands for Changing Lives And Serving Him. The program engages speakers from the community to share personal experiences with the students.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice each school year. Collaboration with parents, teachers and students is integral.