M I S S I O N
St. Thomas More High School Counseling Staff is a systematic and comprehensive school counseling program that is whole-student focused. Driven by data, our proactive program is delivered with intention to ensure every student is receiving a rigorous and equitable education. Through such services as collaborations, counseling, and action planning, our team focuses on addressing students’ academic, college and career needs while also aiding in their social/emotional development.
V I S I O N
As a whole-student focused School Counseling Program, students will graduate from St. Thomas More High School feeling empowered to act autonomously and able to overcome any challenge before them.
All students have strengths, can achieve high-expectations, and can reach their fullest potential.
All students have the right to an education in a student-centered environment that focuses on equitable learning and meeting each student’s unique needs.
All students deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity no matter their race or ethnicity, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, or other distinguishing factors. All students are accepted and loved for who they are, where they come from, and the worldview they possess.
All students should have opportunities to prepare for postsecondary and career options.
School counselors are an integral part of St. Thomas More High School’s continued progress towards high academic expectations and whole student development.
An effective school counseling program is student data-driven and delivered in a purposeful and systematic fashion.
STM’s Student Services provides services in the areas of social/emotions, academic, and college and career development. Our framework is based on the American School Counselor Association‘s (ASCA) National Model. Services are delivered to students through the following four components:
School Counseling Curriculum:
vehicle for delivering information and connecting with every student
in a systematic way.
address student’s direct, immediate
concerns and include counseling,
consultation and referral.
working with students and their
families to develop and implement
the student’s individual learning
plan directed toward identifying
and achieving future academic
and career goals.
STM schools counselors provide an effective counseling program through program management, teaming, collaboration, and consultation with various stakeholders throughout the community
Freshman Study Skills Seminar
Senior College Application Workshops
Sophomore Career Day
Junior ACT Preparation
MORE Enrichment after
Four-year academic planning
Short-term personal counseling
Consultation with parents, teachers,
and other professionals
College Visits and Group Tours
Collaboration programing with
Servant Leadership & Campus Ministry
Mr. Schultz is the Director of Student Services and a professional school counselor for students with last name A through L. He earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Schultz was the school counselor at Indian Community School before coming to STM in 2011, where he initially served as the Dean of Students. In 2015, he transitioned to student services and has helped strengthen the welcoming community that STM prides itself on.
Ms. Migdal is a professional school counselor for students with last name M – Z. She received her undergraduate degree in ESL education from UW-Milwaukee and taught for eight years as an ESL teacher in public and private schools. She went back to UWM to get her graduate degree in school counseling. Ms. Migdal previously worked for MPS, Whitnall, and South Milwaukee school districts before coming to STM. She strongly believes in college and career readiness for all students.