Counselor's Corner


Dancie Colson

Mrs. Colson has been a counselor since 1979, and she is the Guidance Department Chair. Colson graduated from Western Kentucky University. Some of her responsibilities include coordinating guidance activities and overseeing the standardized testing, such as SAT and ACT, at SHS. She is also the sponsor of the Student Council. Colson works with the High Schools That Works (HSTW) students whose last names fall into the last half of the alphabet. She and her husband have four children.

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Brian Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt has been a counselor at SHS for three years. Before that, he taught math at Seymour High School for 11 years, and for 2 years at New Tech. He was born and raised in Scott County, and graduated from Ball State with a telecommunications degree. Schmidt went to Indiana University Southeast for his degree in mathematics education, and also received his master's in counseling from Liberty University. Schmidt works with HSTW students whose last names are at the beginning of the alphabet. He is married and has two children. 

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Teresa Burow

Mrs. Burow is the counselor for students 9-12 in the New Tech program. She also serves as the credit recovery coordinator.  On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, she is available after school from 3 to 5 p.m. to help with credit recovery courses. Burow has a Master of Counseling Degree (2006) from Indiana University Southeast. She and her husband have raised seven children together. 

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Shannon Mount

Mrs. Mount has been a counselor with Scott County School District 2 since 2000. In the fall of 2013, she transitioned from elementary counseling to high school counseling. She now serves as the K-12 College and Career Counselor for SCSD2 students, and oversees the 21st Century Scholar students. Mount is an SHS alumni (Class of 1990).  Mount received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University Southeast. She completed her Master's in Social Work at IUPUI and she is currently a University of Louisville student pursuing her PhD in social work research. She and her husband have four children.

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Sabrina Vires

Mrs. Vires is the Counseling Department Secretary. Throughout her day, Vires organizes and keeps track of the counselors while performing other office duties, including updating the scholarship listing. She also assists all students to make sure they always have access to their counselor.

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