Mathews - Guidance Counselor - Akron, OH, USA

Mary Bridget Mathews

Akron, OH, USA


Guidance Counselor


I have worked as a school counselor for students in grades 9 through 12 for 2 years. My second year as lead in the department.

Work History

Lead Guidance Counselor

Akron Public Schools

School Counselor
Akron North High School
•Provided individual counseling services for 350 students in 9th through 12th grade.
•Served as the lead guidance counselor for the 2012-2013 school year.
•Utilized multi-cultural counseling competency serving a diverse student population.
•Served a significant population of English as Second language learners from refugee camps in Nepal and Myanmar (around 30% of the student population).
•Raised the percentage of students applying to college from 50% to 65% from 2011 to 2012 through targeted guidance strategies.
•Developed a more streamlined 5 year plan and scheduling process.
•Coordinated a North college fair and the North High “Unplugged” events. Community agencies came to speak with students each month on a variety of personal, social and college-readiness topics.
•Created innovative parental outreach initiatives including “Counselors at the Game” nights and parental presentations.
•Served as a team member on the Intervention Assistance Team, Ready High School Team, the Aspirations Team and School Improvement Team.
•Provided academic, personal/social, and career classroom guidance lessons.
•Collaborated with administrators, parents, teachers, outside counseling agencies, community members, hospitals and the Akron Police Department.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Education

John Carroll University

Bachelor of Psychology

Xavier University

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