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Feature on Barb Whtye—Counselor at Arrowhead for National Counseling Week

Feature on Barb Whtye—Counselor at Arrowhead for National Counseling Week

February 12th through the 16th is National Counseling Week and Barbara Whyte is one of the counselors at Arrowhead Union High School. She is one of the three counselors at South Campus and she sees students with last names running from H-O. 


Whyte says, “I love working with students. I love to help them out with whatever they may need, and building a connection with them is important. Not only am I a counselor here at Arrowhead but I am also the Drug and Alcohol coordinator here at Arrowhead.” 


The role of the Drug and Alcohol coordinator (AODA) is to provide services and education to students who might be struggling with any of these needs. Mrs. Whyte conducts individual and group counseling for students with emotional needs, AODA issues and grief. 


Whtye says sees a ton of students throughout the day, and she is very busy as she has a lot of students to help and she makes sure that everyone feels seen and is cared for. 

Whyte says, “I always tell people to never hesitate to reach out to me so that I can help a student for any reason or even if a parent of the child wants to talk to me, I always make sure that I’m available for them at some point.” 


If students or parents would like to set up a meeting with Mrs. Whyte, you can email her at [email protected]. If students need to see her as soon as possible, you can stop in at the guidance office at South campus and ask to see her.


This is Mrs. Whyte’s 21st year as a counselor at Arrowhead. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master of Education in Counselor Education/ School Counseling and Guidance Services degree.


She also graduated from the University of Marian with a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration degree.


Sophomore Abby Wieselman sees her regularly and helps her with scheduling and other stuff that she needs. 


Wiseleman says, “I love working with Mrs. Whyte, she is a really helpful counselor and I feel safe going to see her for anything I may need help with. She also got me involved in some pretty great classes and clubs I can join for next year and beyond.”

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