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Ms. Jenny Freeze
Meet the Counselor
Greetings Niles Vikings!!! This is going to be a fun year filled with learning, growing, and lots of new adventures. I cannot wait to get to know you and your family. You can find me in the Guidance Office. I work with students in the latter half of the alphabet.
Let me take a moment to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up here in Niles and attended Niles Community Schools from kindergarten through high school graduation. I am a Viking through and through! My post-secondary education was completed at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and Indiana University at South Bend where I obtained my Master of Science in Educational Counseling. I have been back in the district for over 15 years! I have counseled students both here at Niles High School as well as Ring Lardner Middle School.
My hope is that this school year will be full of successful experiences that lead to growing and learning for all students. As much as we try to avoid challenges, we know that growing up is full of them. Please know that I am available to students to help navigate around roadblocks in order to help reach goals. Students may seek help through individual counseling or in small groups on tough topics like friendships, worries at home or at school, academic improvement, grief and loss, anger management, college preparation, and more. Here at NHS, the counseling staff works hard to provide support to all developmental needs. Sometimes we receive referrals from the principals or teachers to check in on particular students. I also welcome parents to reach out to me for a meeting if you have academic, social, or emotional concerns about your child. In particular, you might want to chat with me about four year planning throughout high school in preparation for life after NHS!
I can be reached in the office at NHS. Please feel free to contact me during the regular school day, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., if you have questions or there is anything I can do to assist you or your child.