•  Welcome to the Hinsdale Secondary Guidance Site

    Hi, Hinsdale community and surrounding area!

    My name is Tim Costello, and I am excited to be your new Secondary Guidance Counselor for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond! It has been a long road to get here, but I feel like I am now where I belong, serving such a great representation of students and staff in the school district.

    My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Geneva College in Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Arts in Secondary School Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I have been serving as a school counselor at the Randolph Academy for the past four years, preceded by working in the Bradford School District as a mental health professional through Beacon Light Behavioral Health agency for two and a half years. I have greatly appreciated my time at the Randolph Academy, working one-on-one with students on career goals, counseling skills, and crisis intervention, but I look forward to working more closely with the students here, becoming part of the HCS “family.”

    How I intend to serve the students in our school includes providing college and career exploration, assistance with researching career interests and the right educational fit, as well as help with the application and financial aid processes. I will also be providing counseling with students according to the mandate expressed in their IEP, or on an as-needed basis. Additionally, I will consult with a student’s parents and teachers in order to help them be as successful as possible, both academically and socially, and I will also coordinate referrals to school and community agencies. Furthermore, I will be coordinating college visits and career fairs for students 7-12, linking interested students to virtual tours, meeting with college representatives as needed, and will be maintaining a resource center in the Secondary Guidance Counseling office.

    I have a good feeling this will be a great school year, and I am excited for this opportunity and privilege to work with all the students, families, and staff who make up the Hinsdale Bobcats family!

    Please be on the lookout for important announcements for the school year, post-secondary options, and more! 

    Mr. Costello: 716-557-2227 ext 421

    Mrs. G. (Guidance Secretary): 716-557-2227 ext 418 pgoehrig@hcsbobcats.org