NHS Counseling Mission Statement

The Northview High School Counseling Department is committed to developing literate, creative problem solvers who are respectful, productive members of society ready for continued learning through comprehensive academic, social/emotional, and post-secondary counseling in collaboration with staff, parent/guardian and the community

Director of School Counseling

Sarah Gammans

(616) 361-3434
(616) 365-6116

Requesting Transcripts

Current Students:  Request transcripts through your Naviance Student account.

Alumni: Contact Fernanda Hendee via email (

Our Staff

Sarah Gammans
Sarah Gammans Counselor

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Dion Charity
Dion Charity Counselor

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Kasey Hagler
Kasey Hagler Counselor

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Dean Lazowski
Dean Lazowski Counselor

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Administrative Assistant

Chris Atchison


Fernanda Hendee

Counseling Services

Northview school counselors are masters level professionals who have training and support the academic, career and personal/social needs of our student population. NV counselors have graduated from accredited school counseling degree programs and are certified by the state of Michigan and follow the standards in practice of the American School Counselor Association. Counselors offer a wide range services that are organized under the following three domains:

Academic Achievement Strategies

Northview counselors assist students with academic success by assisting them in creating their individual 4-year Educational Development Plan (EDP), course selections, scheduling, credit recovery, dual enrollment, test prep information, study skills, etc.

Career/Post-Secondary Prep

The Northview Counseling Career Aware/Prepare Curriculum explores careers and job outlook projections, 2 & 4 yr college process, workforce certification & technical post-secondary planning, application process, and military information.  Our curriculum is delivered through in person/virtual large and small group meetings and deployed through the Mavin and Naviance Student platforms.

Personal/Social Wellness

Northview Counselors provide supportive services to help students develop coping strategies, peer relationships, effective social skills, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution, along with providing counseling referrals. The Northview Counseling department offers students access to the Mavin Wellness Tracker as a support system for daily mental wellness.

Confidentiality Disclosure

Northview counselors follow the ethical standards of both the American School Counseling Association and American Counseling Association, which includes confidentiality of the counselor/counselee relationship. The school counselors respect the rights and responsibilities of parents for their children and try to establish a cooperative relationship with parents in the best interest of their children. Michigan law requires counselors to report to the appropriate parties (1) suspicion of child abuse or neglect and (2) indications that the student may be a danger to himself or others.

When working with students, counselors use the “What’s said in the room stays in the room unless…” model.

1. You tell me to tell someone.
2. I believe you might be a danger to yourself or others. (Example: Suicide ideation, safety concerns, etc.)
3. I become aware of or suspect child abuse or neglect.
4. I am ordered by the court to disclose information.

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