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Counselor Bios

Tinah Houck:

Ms. Houck is currently a school counselor at Red Lion Area Junior High School for students with the last name beginning with H - P.  This is her 10th year at Red Lion Area Junior High School.  She earned a  B.A. in Psychology from the College of Notre Dame in Maryland which is now Notre Dame of Maryland University.  She earned her M.S. in Counselor Education from Western Maryland College which is now McDaniel College.  Prior to working at Red Lion Area Junior High School she worked as a mental health counselor in Pennsylvania and a licensed mental health counselor in New Mexico for two years.  For six years she also worked at several universities in Maryland in academic and athletic offices.  She feels that we are forever growing and changing.  Ms. Houck enjoys helping students to find a successful path in life and opening their minds to new opportunities.

 Jennifer Way:
 
Mrs. Way is in her second year as school counselor at Red Lion Area Junior High School. She will serve students on teams 7C and 8L this 2017- 2018 school year. Mrs. Way will be coordinating Johns Hopkins, Diversity Week, National Mix-It-Up Day, Academic Breakfast, and Transition Day this school year. Mrs. Way will also be heading an Ala-teen group and Dream to Do it manufacturing video contest. Junior High is such an awesome and challenging time for many students and parents. Mrs. Way looks forward to helping students navigate adolescence, working towards becoming successful and contributing members within school and community.
 
Mrs. Way began her career in mental health/substance abuse counseling. She was a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and worked in various outpatient and inpatient settings with children and adolescents. More recently, Mrs. Way was employed the past 5 years in Learning Support at area middle and elementary schools. Mrs. Way received her Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and more recently, her Master's of Art in School Counseling from Messiah College. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and is currently working towards her Licenced Professional Counselor (LPC) certification.