Guidance Staff

Welcome To Our Department!

Here's a little bit about who we are and what we do...

Each day, we spend time getting to know our students.

We share their triumphs and their struggles, their good days, and their bad days.

We watch them grow into young adults and help them to begin lives of their own.

The Highland High School Guidance Department is committed to helping ALL students reach their full potential in the areas of academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. Through counseling services, guidance activities, advocacy efforts, and management responsibilities, our department helps students answer the questions, "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" and "How do I get there?" It is our firm belief that once obstacles to education are removed and healthy decision-making skills are enforced, each student can turn their dreams into REALITY.

Indiana Gold Star Counseling logo

We are PROUD to say that we have earned...

Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award

presented by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)

Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Award

presented by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

Our Contact Information & Educational Backgrounds...

Mrs. Kelly Gossman, Guidance Coordinator

Grades K-12 for the School Town of Highland


  • BA in Psychology, Saint Joseph's College

  • MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University

  • School Counseling Certificate, Purdue University Calumet

Mrs. Amy Vezmar, Professional School Counselor

Students in grades 9-12 with last names A-GOM


  • BA in Psychology, Purdue University Calumet

  • MS in Education, Purdue University Calumet

Mr. Jason Quigg, Professional School Counselor

Students in grades 9-12 with last names GON-O


  • BS in Mathematics, St. Joseph's College

  • MS in Education, Purdue University Calumet

Ms. Anne Lemon, Professional School Counselor

Students in grades 9-12 with last names P-Z


  • BA in English Literature, Indiana University Northwest

  • MS in Education, Saint Xavier University

Mrs. Angie Paschall, Guidance Secretary/Registrar


Short Video Clip on the Role of a School Counselor

"Intelligence is not enough. Education is not enough. Intelligence plus CHARACTER, that is the true goal of education."

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.