-American School Counselor Association

"Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow."
Each student meets individually with their counselor in scheduled appointments. Additional individual meetings, initiated by counselor or student, take place as needed to discuss academic or personal concerns. If an issue arises which requires more in-depth counseling than our counselors are able to provide within the confines of a school day, the counselor will assist the student and their family in helping find appropriate community resources.

Counseling Services

List of 4 items.

  • Academic Programs

    • Study Skills & Learning – Providing different strategies for academic success
    • Gateway – Program designed to give freshmen the tools to develop the foundations for success through first semester classroom guidance sessions
    • Individual Support – Personalized academic planning
    • Peer Tutoring – One-on-one tutoring support
  • Career Programs

  • Leadership Programs

    • C2AC – Mentoring program through which juniors help with the freshmen’s transition to high school
    • Enhancement Programs – Internship and summer program experiences
    • Grade Level Assessments – Learning Style, Career Inventory, Strength Finder
    • Self-Assessments – A student-led conference focusing on academic performance and progress toward meeting the Gilmour Academy outcomes — see "Self-Assessments" button for details
    • Advisory – A group of 8-10 students and a faculty member who meet weekly for discussions and school updates. The advisor also helps with goal-setting, self-assessments, scheduling and areas of academic concern.
  • Social Emotional Programs

MS/US School Counseling Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Ms. Arica Zimmer 

    Director of School Counseling
  • Photo of Alison Cymbal

    Mrs. Alison (Meehan) Cymbal 

    School Counselor, US
    (440) 473-8000 x3010
  • Photo of Ivana Didovic

    Ms. Ivana Didovic 

    School Counselor, US
    (440) 473-8000 x3008
  • Photo of Brooke Inghram

    Ms. Brooke Inghram 

    School Counselor, MS
    (440) 473-8000 x5120

List of 4 members.

  • Ms. Cailey Leahy 

    Intervention/Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Linda Levi

    Mrs. Linda Levi 

    Learning Specialist
    (440) 473-8000 x5005
  • Photo of Kathleen Lynch

    Mrs. Kathleen Lynch 

    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Upper School; College Counseling and Student Development
    (440) 473-8000 x3001
  • Photo of Rebecca Reidy

    Ms. Rebecca Reidy 

    Associate Director of College and Residential Life Counseling
    (440) 473-8000 x3004
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.