O'Dea High School

Welcome & Overview

In order to support the young men attending O’Dea High School reach their full potential as individual learners, the counseling department features a model in which students are assigned to a counselor both according to grade and an alphabetical model. In this model, students are assigned a 9th grade counselor to help in the transition from to high school. In 10th grade, students will transition to an alphabetical model through the remainder of their years at O’Dea. The counselors are actively involved with each student, their parents/guardians, and their teachers, to allow the student to explore his potential as an engaged, diligent learner while attending O’Dea High School.  Counselors provide guidance in three focus areas: college counseling, academic counseling, and personal counseling.

MISSION: The mission of the O’Dea counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.  O’Dea school counselors strive to empower students to maximize their potential and academic achievement.  In partnership with other educators, parents, and community members, we will prepare students to become effective learners, achieve success in school, live successful and rewarding lives, and develop into contributing members of our society.

VISION: The vision of school counselors at O’Dea is that our students will have acquired the knowledge, skills and attitudes to reach their fullest potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

HOW WE SERVE STUDENTS: The Counseling Department serves the individualized needs of a diverse population by promoting the spiritual, academic, social, and personal educational development of each student. With an emphasis on building relationships, the Counseling Department provides the following:

  • Comprehensive counseling to students through individual and group guidance.
  • Consultation with parents, faculty, and administration.
  • Coordination of services for individual students as needed.
  • Academic counseling includes:
    • Short and long-term goal setting for college and career.
    • Help in navigating academic difficulties.
    • Strategies for academic success.

The Counseling Department places emphasis on success for all students and strives to assist students in academic development and the personal development needed to become contributing members of society.

Kai Bond
9th Grade Counselor
Kit Soldato
Students with Last Names A-E
Lawrence Kight
Students with Last Names F-M
Erik Michels
Students with Last Names N-Z