PASTORAL CARE & SUPPORT RESOURCES
Navigating the hills and valleys of high school can be tricky! Episcopal High School places a high value on creating a support network for our students and families facing difficulties, crises, or spiritual and emotional challenges.
The Advisory system places all students in small groups with faculty members - advisors - who meet with them weekly. The advisor remains the same through students' four-year EHS journey, to provide guidance, support, and encouragement.
The team in the column to the right make up our Student Support Group. Meeting bi-weekly, they bring any concerns they may have for individual students, general concerns about our community’s well-being, or trending issues, in hopes that no student would fall through the cracks at EHS. Individually and from their own unique perspectives, they also work with students to provide support.
Dean of Spiritual Life and Chaplains: The Dean of Spiritual Life and Chaplains offer emotional, social and spiritual support to our EHS community, including students, parents, faculty and staff.
Mental Health Counselor: Our Mental Health Counselor are on campus full-time and available by appointment to see students and parents for consultation and short-term counseling. Their services are provided free for EHS families. On occasion, EHS will recommend that a student see the Mental Health Counselor. If you do not want your child to be seen by them, please notify themchoices.
Choices Counselor: Our Choices Counselor is provided through our partnership with the Council on Recovery. The Choices Counselor is on campus full-time and available by appointment to see students and parents for consultation and professional counseling. This service is provided free of charge to all EHS students and their families.
Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion: Our Director of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion is an important part of our support team, leading our efforts to strengthen our sense of community, attentive to matters of diversity, race, and respect for the dignity of each person.
Director of Clinical Services: The Director of Clinical Services and School Nurse assist with students who become ill during the day, contacting parents as needed, and coordinates between the school and parents regarding extended medical absences. The clinic is located off the breeze-way between the Student Center and Hildebrand Athletic Center, facing the courtyard and Brown Field.
Academic Assistance: The Academic Assistance Program (AAP) provides support, as determined by the School, for students who need help with academic skills. From general difficulty with motivation or organization, to specifically diagnosed learning disabilities, AAP can step in to help students get back on track, offer skill training, mentoring, monitoring, and/or arrange for special accommodations in testing and in the classroom.
Associate Head of School: The Associate Head of School is available to assist parents and students with questions related to the school and happy integration into the EHS community.
Principal and Grade Level Deans: The Principal and the Grade Level Deans are also available to assist parents and students with daily life concerns of students inside and outside the classroom. They know the particular stressors and concerns of their grade level and are well-acquainted with the dynamics of their student makeup.
Our Pastoral Care program is designed to ensure that students feel supported. We want them to leave here with a sense of purpose, belonging, and direction.
– Beth Holden, Chaplain and Religion faculty
Want to Talk?
The Rev. Beth Holden, Dean of Spiritual Life
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3484
The Rev. Art Callaham
email@example.com or 713-512-3610
The Rev. Katie Gould
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3443
Chaplains’ offices in the Convent Building, 1st floor
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:Ms. Gurpreet Singh
email@example.com or 713-512-3404
Ms. Beth Luvisia
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-470-5045
Students: message via Teams for an appointment.
Offices in the Convent Building, C102
Mr. Antonio Avalos
email@example.com or 713-512-3690
Office by the Attendance Desk in Trotter
JUNIOR GRADE-LEVEL DEANS:
Mrs. Shelly Edmonds Canella, Dean
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3495
Mr. John Drexel, Assistant Dean
email@example.com or 713-512-3449
Offices in Trotter, 2nd floor
FRESHMAN GRADE-LEVEL DEANS:
Mr. Isaiah Coleman, Dean
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3499
Mrs. Cydryce McMillian, Assistant Dean
email@example.com or 713-512-3497
Offices in the USC, 2nd floor
DIVERSITY, COMMUNITY, AND INCLUSION:
Mr. Wayne Jones, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3469
Mrs. Jess Adams, Assistant Director
email@example.com or 713-512-3488
Offices by the Attendance Desk in Trotter
Mrs. Jenny Cantrell, Director of Academic Assistance
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3677
Mrs. Mary Catherine Jackson-Holliday, Learning Specialist
email@example.com or 713-512-3428
Offices in the Library