Guidance Services – Support Services



Ursuline High School’s Guidance Department offers a wide variety of support services to help students succeed.


  • Individual consultation with students for academic/personal support
  • Coordination of after school teacher assistance / tutoring
  • Full time intervention specialist to assist students with academic/organizational deficiencies
  • Oversee and assist in the implementation of Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
  • Oversee and assist in the implementation of Educational Adjustment Plans (EAP / 504)
  • Title 1 Tutoring Services in English and Math
  • Coordination of peer tutoring
  • Assistance for students when exploring career options and graduation pathways
  • Assistance for students in determining yearly high school schedules
  • Administration of standardized test program, including the facilitation of testing accommodations (when applicable)
  • Recognition of students for local and national awards
Academic Issues

If a student is facing an academic issue, please contact the classroom teacher or the Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Preston or Mrs. Kakavros.  Faculty members may be reached via email or by calling the Ursuline Office at 330-744-4563.


Mental Health Services

Ursuline High School has partnered with Alta Behavioral Healthcare to provide a mental health counselor to assist students with school or personal problems.  Mrs. Louise Kotel, a licensed counselor, meets with students at UHS.  She is available to see students on a regular basis or as needed.  If you are interested in counseling for your son/daughter, please reach out to an Ursuline Administrator or Guidance Counselor at 330-744-4563.


Guidance Department Contact Information

Freshman / Sophomore Counselor – Mrs. Megan Preston (330-744-4563 /

Junior / Senior Counselor – Mrs. Anne Kakavros (330-744-4563 /



About The Guidance Department

The Ursuline High School Guidance Department provides a variety of pupil personnel services. The responsibility of the counselors is to provide guidance and counseling services to assist students in their personal, academic, career and college choices. All of the members of the department are professionally trained educators.

All counselors meet with every assigned student to assess the student’s personal development and offer their assistance. They monitor progress reports and failures. They see students at the request of teachers, parents, or students themselves. Professional guidelines of confidentiality are maintained in student-counselor contacts.

Beginning in the freshmen year, guidance counselors begin to work with all students concerning academic scheduling, progress, and future planning. The freshman/sophomore guidance counselor is Mrs. Megan Preston. At the conclusion of the sophomore year, students are transitioned to the junior/senior counselor, Mrs. Anne Kakavros.

Beginning in the junior year and continuing throughout the senior year, counselors work closely with students on issues of college investigation, selection, and application. College news and scholarship bulletins are regularly published throughout the year. Mrs. Kakavros also provides career guidance by assisting students through the use of evaluation instruments and instruction in the availability and use of textual and computerized career resources.