• Welcome to the Upper Merion Area High School Counseling Department. The Department consists of four school counselors, one college counselor, our guidance technician, and our guidance clerk.  Our Staff and contact information is listed below.  

    Class of 2023 & 2025

    Students' Last Names: A-K

    Patricia Brower

    610-205-3840

    pbrower@umasd.org

    Class of 2023 & 2025

    Students' Last Names: L-Z

    Allison Pymer

    610-205-3841

    apymer@umasd.org

    Class of 2022 & 2024 

    Students' Last Names: A-K

    Whitney Howard

    610-205-3870

     

    whoward@umasd.org

    Class of 2022 & 2024 

    Students' Last Names: L-Z

    Nicole Miller

    610-205-3873

    nmiller@umasd.org

    College Counselor

    Amanda Garro

    610-205-3839

     agarro@umasd.org

    Guidance Technician

    Elaine Berman

    610-205-3821

    eberman@umasd.org

    Guidance Clerk

    Diane Coxe

    610-205-3899

    dcoxe@umasd.org 

     
    Our departmental Fax # is 610-205-3886.
     
    Attention College Admissions Representatives - Upper Merion Area HS is now using RepVisits in conjunction with Naviance to schedule visitations to our school.  We will publicize your visit on our school announcements on local access, through our Naviance site, and also during our homeroom morning announcements during the school year.  We allow all students regardless of grade level access to college admissions rep visits.  You can contact our Guidance Clerk, Diane Coxe - 610-205-3899 or dcoxe@umasd.org during the school year to reconfirm your appointment and check to see if any students have signed up to meet with you.
     
    UMAHS SCHOOL COUNSELOR DISTRIBUTION 

    The high school counseling department uses a hybrid counselor distribution that incorporates the best of two models.  It is a dual grade level alphabetical system.  Two counselors will share two grade levels and will be assigned to students by alphabet.  Each grade is divided alphabetically by last name: A-K and L-Z with a counselor assigned to that particular caseload.  Assistant Principals are aligned with the counselors.

    The key advantages our system are:
    • Ninth grade students have two counselors that are easily identifiable with their graduating class.

    • Our distribution allows the two freshmen class counselors the opportunity to work closely with ninth grade teachers and students by implementing our year long transition curriculum through Teen Issues and Digital Academy classes.

    • Students have a four-year connection with three consistent adult advocates and supports (two counselors and an assistant principal.)

    • There is more effective coordination between senior year counselors and the college counselor in regards to managing college application materials.

    • Our system allows for more consistent and constant contact between counselors, teachers, and students in a specific grade level.

     
    Our main goal continues to be providing the most effective support and advocacy for our students.  If a student needs to see a specific counselor for individual counseling issues, that student will still have access to that counselor regardless of caseload assignment.  
     
    Upper Merion is a Naviance Family Connection school and utilizes this as our main guidance website.
     
    Students can access Family Connection through Clever:
     
    http://www.umasd.org/clever
      
     
    Upper Merion High School now offers the Smart Track™ College Funding Program to help support our high school families in finding ways to estimate and reduce college costs and improve eligibility for financial aid. Our families have free, unlimited use of the online tools. Click Here to register for your free account.

     

    UMAHS College Planning Guide

     
    College Counseling on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/UMCollegeCouns 
     

    School Profile

    STAFF - Access Naviance Teacher Recommendations

     
    CAST -Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow
     
     PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Resources

     

Last Modified on October 6, 2021