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OUR MISSION IS TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE!

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.

Lori Cobb, Director of Counseling

Lori Cobb
Director of Counseling Services
Counselor for Juniors and Seniors

Mrs. Cobb graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Elem. Ed./Early Childhood, and received her M.Ed. in Counseling & Personnel Services/School Counseling from the University of Memphis. Mrs. Cobb started at JPII in 2011 and has been a School Counselor with the Diocese of Birmingham for 15 years. She has been a School Counselor since 1989.

Ms. LeChien, School Counselor

Kimberly LeChien
Counselor for Freshman and Sophomores

Mrs. LeChien graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California with a BA in Social Sciences.  She received her MA in Counseling from Webster University.  Mrs. LeChien joined the JPII staff in 2020 and has been a school counselor since 2008.

Professional Organizations

Mrs. Wieter,  Administrative Assistant

Sharon Wieter
Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Wieter has worked in education for over 20 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from SIUE. In addition to her experience in education, she also worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone, FleishmanHillard, and Darcy Advertising. She is the proud parent of three boys (one a JPII graduate Class of 2018).