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School-Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of the South Western School District counseling program is to provide a comprehensive (K-12) developmental program promoting the academic, career, and personal/social growth of all students.  In partnership with students, other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, school counselors facilitate a support system to ensure that all students have access to the resources necessary to become successful citizens in an ever changing society.

CEEB Code: 391628

Official Transcript Request or Letter of Recommendation Mailing Request

Need to see your counselor for a non-emergency? Use this request form. If your situation is urgent, speak to the nearest adult in the building immediately. If you are unsure of when you should see your counselor - refer to this chart.

During Non-School hours use one of the following:

Police: 911
Crisis Intervention: 717-632-4900
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Safe to Say: 1-844-723-2729;; or use the Safe2Say mobile app


Counseling Department Contact Information
To request an appointment with a school counselor CLICK HERE
Office Fax: 717-632-8193

Class of 2023 Class of 2024, 2025 & 2026

A - E - Mr. Jon Zimmerman ext. 21910 A - C - Mr. Jon Zimmerman, ext. 21910

F - Le - Mr. Allen Bittinger, ext. 21912 D - K - Mr. Allen Bittinger, ext 21912

Li - R - Ms. Kathryn Cook, ext. 21914 L - R - Ms. Kathryn Cook, ext. 21914

S - Z - Mr. Shawn Minnier, ext. 21915 S - Z - Mr. Shawn Minnier, ext. 21915


Career Counselor: Mrs. Rachel Berkebile ext. 21913


Counseling Office Staff:

Ms. Tiffany Ward ext. 21924

Mrs. Melissa Helt ext. 21925


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