Sharon Byrne

Welcome to the Student Guidance home page. For more information on the Student Guidance department, please contact our department chair - Sharon Byrne at sharon.byrne@ignatius.org or by phone at 312.432.8330. For a complete faculty and staff contact list, please visit our Contact Info page.

Byrne, Sharon Guidance Director sharon.byrne@ignatius.org 312.432.8330
Bouey, Andre Counselor andre.bouey@ignatius.org 312.432.8328
Carney, Roy Counselor roy.carney@ignatius.org 312.432.8326
McNellis, Ann Counselor annie.mcnellis@ignatius.org 312.432.8329
Novak, Eileen Counselor eileen.novak@ignatius.org 312.432.8358
Shannon, Elizabeth Counselor elizabeth.shannon@ignatius.org 312.432.8325


Guidance is the process of helping individuals achieve the self-understanding and self-direction necessary so she or he can live up to his/her God-given potential as a student in a Jesuit, Catholic school, as a member of a family, and as a member of the community. In addition, because Saint Ignatius is a Catholic school, the counselors provide each student every opportunity to grow in love and maturity in Christ.

Student Assignments

Each student is assigned to a counselor upon entering Saint Ignatius.

Counselor-Student Relationship

Counselors seek to develop a caring relationship with each student. This relationship helps to promote a spirit of encouragement, understanding, acceptance, and trust.

Counselor-Parent Relationship

In order to understand each student, it is helpful to understand his/her family. Communication from home can foster a mutually helpful and supportive climate for the young adult. Parents are free to call their child's counselor any school day.

Counselor-Teacher Relationship

The counselors work closely with the teachers. Without violating confidentiality, the counselor serves as the student's advocate to help enhance the learning process and student-teacher relationships.

Counseling Process

Individual and group counseling interventions are used. Regardless of the particular type of counseling, the goal is to promote student growth toward becoming a self-motivated, Christ-centered, young adult.

Guidance Department Programs/Offerings

Summer Enrichment Programs Click Here

Academic Assistance

Freshman Resources

Social-Emotional Support

Leadership

Concussion Protocol

 

Useful Articles

Sophomore Parent and Student Night dealing with adolescent issues, and the Crash program for DUI Prevention (for seniors).