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Counseling Department Overview

Each student has TWO High School Counselors, an Academic/Career Counselor and a Personal/Social Counselor assigned to them according to the student's last name.
  • The Academic/Career Counselor advises students on academic courses and programs, as well as topics related to post-graduation career choices:  Scheduling, College in High School, College and Career, Financial Aid, Graduation Requirements, etc.
  • The Personal/Social Counselor provides students with short-term intervention services designed to promote positive mental health and help to overcome barriers to student success:  Peer Conflicts, Emotional Wellness, Mental Wellness, At-Risk Behaviors, Group Counseling, Individual Counseling, etc.
       Academic/Career Counselors
       A-K   Ms. Lindsay Smith   [email protected]                                               
       L-Z   Mrs. Tara Taliani   [email protected] 
       Personal/Social Counselors   
       A-K  Mr. Jefrie Funtal     [email protected]          
       L-Z  Mrs. Jennifer Pursh   [email protected]                                                               
       Counseling Department Administrative Assistant
        Mrs. Lisa Williams  [email protected]
        Telephone:  724-842-0416     Fax:  724-842-0403


The mission of the Kiski Area counseling program is to effectively work and collaborate with students, parents, educators, business/community members, and post-secondary organizations to support all students in their academic, career, and social/emotional development.  School counselors will assist all students in their unique development as responsible, productive, accountable, and successful citizens.  As a result, all students will be prepared to leave Kiski Area ready for post-secondary education and/or the workplace.