Counselor's Corner

EXIT TICKET Class of 2022 (Juniors) 

EXIT TICKET Class of 2023 (Sophomores) 

EXIT TICKET Class of 2024 (Freshman) 


Dancie Colson

Mrs. Colson has been a counselor since 1979. 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 students whose last names fall into the last half of the alphabet.

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Brian Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt has been a counselor at SHS for five years. Before that, he taught math at Seymour High School for 11 years, and for 2 years at Scottsburg 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 students whose last names are at the beginning of the alphabet.

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Teresa Burow

Mrs. Burow is the counselor for students 9-12 in the Scottsburg High School 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.

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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 districts school counseling team. 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 completed her PhD in social work research from the University of Louisville.

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Tom Harlow

Mr. Harlow is the Counseling Department Administrative Assistant and has been employed at SCSD2 for 15 years. He will be glad to assist you in enrolling or transferring your child to Scottsburg High School. Mr. Harlow keeps up-to-date on current scholarships available for our Seniors and place all information on the scholarship webpage.

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