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Mrs. Gretchen Arthur

School Counselor (for Students with Last Names Co-Gr)

Counseling Department Chair

I am an Arkansas native and moved to Chesterton in 2008. I graduated from Wheaton College in 1994 with a Bachelors degree in Social Science/Secondary Education and Purdue University Calumet in 2017 with a Masters in Education with a concentration in School Counseling. I began working at CHS in 2012 and have been a school counselor since 2017. I am the proud parent of two and have been married to my husband for 25 years. I love reading and traveling, especially to New England where my daughter attends college.

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Mrs. Tuzdae Bartow

School Counselor (for Students with Last Names A-Cl)

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Miss Johanna Hess

School Counselor (for Students with Last Names Par-So)

I graduated from Campbell University in 2008, with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Purdue University Calumet in 2015 with a Masters in Education with a concentration in School Counseling. I am a third generation public school educator! I previously worked at Campbell University and Northern Michigan University as a college admission counselor and Crown Point High School as the College & Career Counselor before coming to work at CHS in 2021. In addition to being a school counselor, I am an assistant coach for the girls' golf team. Outside of school I like to travel, spend time with family and friends, and hang out with my dog, Brees!

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Mr. James Moore

School Counselor (for Students with Last Names Lb-Pap)

I graduated in 2011 with a master's degree in school counseling from Purdue University Calumet. In 2007, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from Purdue University North Central. I have been a school counselor for over ten years, having first started as an elementary counselor in La Porte. My favorite part of my job is working closely with students in creating meaningful goals and exploring post high school plans.

Outside of work, I value my time with my family. My hobbies include tackling DIY projects, motorcycling, the occasional jog, and Purdue sports.

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Mrs. Julie Roytan

School Counselor (for Students with Last Names Sp-Z)

I graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I earned my Master's in Education degree from Purdue Calumet. I previously worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer for 12 years, prior to joining the Duneland School Corporation, working at the Duneland Alternative School. After 3 years, I transferred to CHS where I have worked as a School Counselor ever since. Outside of school I love the outdoors (hiking, canoeing, camping, etc), spending time with family, and reading.

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Mrs. Jenni Smoker

Counseling Office Manager

I attended Indiana University South Bend and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Integrated New Media Studies. I started working for Chesterton High School in August of 2017. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband and two daughters, bake, and do various DIY projects.

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Mrs. Amy Snyder

School Counselor (for Students with Last Names Gu-La)

I am so happy to be a part of the School Counseling team at CHS. I earned my master's degree in Education for School Counseling from PNW and I am a National Board Certified Counselor and National Board Certified School Counselor. My husband and I have two boys who attend Duneland Schools. When I am not running them around to their various extra-curricular activities I like to spend time with my dog, take walks, and read. I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential!

I was previously the school counselor at Bailly Elementary School.

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