school counseling information

School Counselors support students in preparing for:

Advanced Education

Through classroom curriculum, group activities and individual sessions, school counselors guide all students toward academic success and post-secondary education goals. 

Career Occupational

School counselors use many types of activities to introduce all students to a wide variety of careers. Interest inventories, guest speakers, field trips, job shadows and career fairs are some of the opportunities available to students. 


Students are sometimes challenged with the demands of school and life. Decision-making, conflict resolution, problem solving, and healthy relationships are some of the topics school counselors discuss with students.

The OPS School Counseling division provides a comprehensive, strengths-based program aligned with the American School Counselor Association National Model and the Nebraska Department of Education School Counseling Model. Counselors provide academic, career and social/emotional support, as well as classroom lessons to all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program is designed to be both proactive and responsive to the unique needs of individual students. School counselors monitor progress and provides necessary support. This may include information about extended learning opportunities, individual counseling or referral services. Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s counselor for information and resources.

Faculty Pathway Email Phone
Danette Hunter Accelere danette.hunter@ops.org 402-898-1568
Michael Emmer    Independent Studies    michael.emmer@ops.org    531-299-9391
Diane Pfeiffer  Middle College diane.pfeiffer@ops.org 402-554-3992


Event  Pathway Date Time
Apply for Scholarships  Accelere Nov. 6 9am - 12pm
MCC Tour and Accuplacer     Accelere, ISP    Nov. 9       9am - 12pm
Apply for FAFSA Accelere Nov. 29 9am - 12pm
IWCC Tour  Accelere, ISP Dec. 7 9am - 12pm