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Meet the High School Counselors

Kelly LeiboldMs. Kelly Leibold - Counselor

Kelly Leibold received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, she taught Home Economics in Allentown Pennsylvania for two years. She then moved on to teach Family & Consumer Science at Pottstown Middle School. Kelly graduated with a Master of Science in Secondary Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a certificate in Restorative Practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practices. In her free time Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband & daughter, reading, cycling, traveling and hiking. Ms. Leibold can be reached at 610-970-6716. 


Susan pittMrs. Susan Pritt - Career Coach

Mrs. Pritt assists 9th-12th grade students through college and career planning. Prior to Pottstown High School, Mrs. Pritt was a school counselor for a couple different public and private high schools for over a decade. She has experience with students interested in a wide range of college and career choices. She believes high school is an exciting time to learn and explore the vast array of career opportunities! Mrs. Pritt is very excited to help Pottstown students find their passion and create a career path to achieve their dreams. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and competing in a variety of races.


David barnesDavid Barnes School Counselor

David Barnes received his Master's Degree in the field of School Counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelor's in psychology from the same university. Before becoming a Counselor David received an Associates's Degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and worked in the culinary arts field for 10 years. David loves to spend time listening to books and consuming any knowledge that can improve the lives of those he meets. In his free time, David enjoys going to church, spending time with family and or taking a class in boxing, MMA or dance. David is committed to the encouragement, development, and success of all our Pottstown students and pushes them to be the best that they can be and achieve more than they thought possible, in school and beyond. 

Career and Counseling Center

The Role of the School Counselor
High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. Secondary school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community. The professional high school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students.
American School Counselor Association www.schoolcounselor.org
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