District Career and Intervention Counselor
Ms. Courtney Stein
Career & Intervention Counselor
Hello! I am the Career and Intervention Counselor for the District. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and my Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School Counseling from Duquesne University.
I work with students in both classroom lessons and events on career exploration and career ready skills. I also meet with students individually when they would like to discuss their individual career plans. I encourage our high school students to take advantage of job shadowing opportunities to get a realistic idea of what a day in a career looks like, so if you (family member/community member) are willing to allow students to shadow your profession, please reach out to me so I can add you to our Career Contacts list!
As a school counselor with a unique K-12 caseload, I collaborate with our grade-level school counselors on crisis response, individual counseling, small groups, and building initiatives.
I am the Student Assistance Program (SAP) Coordinator for the middle and high school buildings. If you have concerns about your student or another student (for example: academic concerns, attendance, mental health, behavioral, social, bullying, substance abuse, etc.), we have a trained team in place to support students and assist in removing barriers to students' education. We also work with a behavioral health certified liaison from the Center for Community Resources, who can assist with connecting families with outside-of-school supports as needed. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about what SAP can do to support your student. I can talk to you about your concerns for any student K-12, or you can reach out to your child's grade level counselor for more information!
I am also the McKinney-Vento Liaison for the district. If you and your family are in a changing or unstable living situation, your student may be eligible for certain rights under the McKinney-Vento Act, to ensure school stability. For example, if your family is temporarily living doubled up with extended family in a neighboring school district due to eviction, house fire, lack of running water, or other similar reasons, your students would have the right to remain students at Knoch, and the district would work with the district you are residing in to provide transportation back and forth. There is further assistance available to students, such as automatically qualifying for free meals at school, school supplies, etc. I am happy to talk to you about your situation and connect you with the needed resources. If you know of a family who might qualify but is hesitant about reaching out to the school, I can provide you with more information to pass along.
To reach Ms. Courtney Stein, please email [email protected] or call (724) 352-1700, ext. 4653.
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