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Counseling Services


The Counseling Department serves the needs of all students and their families by offering a program that supports the total development of students towards their goal of college and career readiness.  Aligning itself with the American School Counselor Association National Model, the Counseling Department addresses specific areas of development in a student's life:  College and Career Awareness; Personal and Social Support; and Academic Support.

About Mrs. Cobb
Counselor for Class of 2021 and 2022

Mrs. Cobb graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. She received her M.Ed. in Counseling & Personnel Services/School Counseling from the University of Memphis. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association, Alabama Counseling Association, National Association of Peer Program Professionals, Certified Peer Program Educator, and Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. She enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with her family. This is Mrs. Cobb's tenth year at St. John Paul II Catholic High School and has been a School Counselor with the Diocese of Birmingham for 15 years.

About Mrs. LeChien
Counselor for Class of 2023 and 2024

Mrs. LeChien graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California with a BA in Social Sciences.  She received her MA in Counseling from Webster University.  Prior to coming to St. John Paul Catholic High School, she had been a school counselor in Cocoa, FL for 11 years at Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School.  She is a member of the American School Counselors Association. Mrs. LeChien has three adult children.  She enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

About Ms. Cashin
Academic Interventionist
Ms. Cashin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Auburn University where she focused on Human Development and Family Studies, and Community and Civic Engagement. She earned her Master's in Social Work from the University of Alabama. This is Ms. Cashin's first year at JPII, she is excited to serve as the Academic Interventionist and Head Swim Coach. She loves traveling - especially Internationally, running, and spending time with family and friends. She is a parishioner at St. Joesph's Catholic Church; her favorite bible verse is Micah 6:8. 
About Mrs. Folk
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Folk has spent most of her career involved in Catholic education in some way or another! She was the DRE at Yuma Proving Grounds in AZ for 2 years and a religious education teacher for First Holy Communion and 5th grade in Lake Ridge, VA where she taught both of her sons.  Upon moving to Huntsville, she has been involved for the past 20 years as the Admin Asst for Holy Family School for many years and then on to JP2 for the last several years, assisting in the Counseling Office. She is the proud mom of THREE JP2 graduates; Justin ’05, Zachary ’08, and Abigail ’15.  Mrs. Folk has had the pleasure of going through all three name changes of the school during their tenure at the school (Yes, that is a lot of new uniforms). She has also been an avid volunteer, serving as Recording Secretary for the Officers Wives Club, HFS, and the Booster Club at JP2.  Mrs. Folk and her husband, Dan, have traveled the globe, having lived in Europe for 3 years and then traveling on their own over the past several years.  Her favorite pastimes are family vacations with her children and grandchildren, reading, and cooking. 
Her favorite bible verse is:  "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."  Ephesians 4:2

Lori Cobb
Director of Counseling Services


Kimberly LeChien
School Counselor

Academic Interventionist
Administrative Assistant
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