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School Counseling

The American School Counseling Association, as well as the Pennsylvania School Counseling Association, asserts that school counseling is an integral part of the overall educational experience. Northgate School District's School Counseling Department is committed to providing all students with a comprehensive program that systematically addresses the three areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. This model allows us to assist students in exploring, planning and realizing their individual interests, abilities, and goals. Our counselors work collaboratively with parents, educators and the community to provide support for student achievement while carefully considering the developmental needs for our students

Students and families may contact their counselor directly by telephone or email. Please note that we will respond as quickly as possible, but may need a day or two to get back to you. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parents and guardians are encouraged to keep in contact with their child’s teachers. If there is a need to meet with your child’s teacher, please adhere to the following: 

  1. Contact your child’s counselor and let them know you would like to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher.
  2. The counselor will establish a convenient meeting time for all parties.

If the parent/guardian is not satisfied with the parent/teacher conference, then a follow-up meeting can be scheduled with the Principal. The Building Principal’s secretary should be contacted to schedule a convenient meeting time for all parties.

For More Information

Avalon Elementary Counselor
Austen Tarabay
412-732-3300 Ext. 3112

Bellevue Elementary Counselor
Brian Talbert
412-732-3300 Ext. 4206

Secondary Guidance Counselor
Grades 7, 8, 9

Stacy Gallagher
412-732-3300 Ext. 1014

Secondary Guidance Counselor
Grades 10, 11, 12

Zack Burns
412-732-3300 Ext. 1013

Secondary Guidance Secretary
Linda Haag
412-732-3300 Ext. 1012