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Elmwood Park High School Counseling

All students at Elmwood Park High School are assigned a counselor. During their time at EPHS, students meet with their counselors to discuss a wide range of matters, including but not limited to college and career planning. (See below for a comprehensive list of services.)

Counselors play an essential role in helping EPHS students navigate the course selection process each year. All students should seek advice and guidance from their assigned counselor as they choose their classes and explore their College & Career Pathways opportunities.

Transcript Requests

If you would like to request EPHS transcripts, please visit our Transcript Requests page and follow the steps as listed. You DO NOT have to submit a FOIA request.

For current students there is no charge for transcripts. For graduates or former students there is a $5 fee per request. Please allow three days for processing.

Meet Our Counselors

EPHS counselors are assigned to students alphabetically based on each student's last name. Our counseling team consists of the following certified professionals:

  • Paige Kozyra,, students A-G
  • Francesca Leone,, students H-Per
  • Kaitlyn Tobin, students Pes-Z 

To set up an appointment with any of our counselors, please use these links:

What Services Do We Offer?

Students may see their counselor to assist with a variety of concerns and problems or to discuss future plans and goals. Some areas may include:

  • Problem-solving
  • Friendship 
  • Academic improvement
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce
  • Crisis intervention
  • College planning
  • Career planning

How Can a Student Access Counselor Services?

Students may see their counselor as a result of any of the following actions:

  • Self-referral
  • Request of the counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)

Suicide Prevention Resources

AnnMarie's Law, enacted in 2015, was created to provide suicide awareness and prevention to Illinois school students and school staff. As noted by the Illinois State Board of Education, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.

District 401's practices and procedures regarding suicide prevention are governed by Board Policy 7:290, "Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention."

In addition, the District's Student Services Department recommends the following resources:

    • 24-Hour Crisis Line is accessible via text.
    • Link to the website is available here.
    • Text "home" to 741741 to gain access to a crisis worker.
    • The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
    • English: 1-800-273-8255
    • Spanish: 1-888-628-9454