Student Assistance

Counselors and Social Workers


School counselors and social workers are a part of the total educational team of a school; working with colleagues from other disciplines to provide the best possible learning environment for all students. The Valparaiso Community Schools' Social Services Department focuses on early intervention, prevention, and education of children in dealing with today's social concerns.


Through the use of assessment, counseling, consultation, and coordination of services, social workers provide unique services for students, parents, staff, and the community. They offer a variety of programs and services for students and families; empowering them with the skills to deal more successfully with life's challenges
Elementary Schools
Ljubica Allie - Social Worker
  Memorial Elementary 531-3090
  Parkview Elementary 531-3110
Angela Gutierrez - Social Worker
  Central Elementary 531-3030
  Thomas Jefferson Elementary 531-3130

Kelly Mucha - Social Worker
  Cooks Corners Elementary 531-3040
Beth Aguayo - Social Worker
  Hayes Leonard Elmentary 531-3060
Rebecca Kirkpatrick - Social Worker 
  Flint Lake Elementary 531-3160
  Northview Elementary 531-3100
Tori Redar - Social Worker
  Central Elementary 531-3030
  Flint Lake Elementary 531-3160
Middle Schools
Benjamin Franklin Middle School 531-3020
Rebekah Cowan - Guidance Counselor
Tammy Hofer- Guidance Counselor
Todd Van Buskirk - Social Worker
Thomas Jefferson Middle School 531-3140
Jamie Carlson - Guidance Counselor
Deborah Kleist - Guidance Counselor
Todd Van Buskirk - Social Worker
High School
VHS Guidance 531-3070
Meet Your Counselors Counselor Assignments
Mrs. Gloria Zimmerman A-Dal
Ms. Gordana Sormaz Dam-Hr
Ms. Jessica Beemsterboer Hs-Milk
Mr. Ryan McSparin Mill-Schr
Mrs. Roberta Garcia Schs-Z
Guidance Secretary
Carol Jennings
Barb Carter, Registrar
Social Worker
Jennifer Hippie