About The Counselor

Dear Clarion Area Students and Parents:
     It is with much excitement that I take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you.  My name is Mrs. Rosary Pennington; I come to you as a 13 year veteran counselor from DuBois Area High School where I worked primarily with 10th - 12th grade on academic and career planning and a variety or other counseling services. I received my Master of Education in Secondary School Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and prior to that my Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001. 
    Within my first year at Clarion Area I hope to meet each of my students and establish trusting relationships that allow for education and growth for all involved.  In September, I will arrange orientations with my high school students by grade level to inform them of what to expect throughout the school year and their high school careers.  As the year unfolds, I will meet with students on an individual basis for academic planning and scheduling, career and college planning, and person/social concerns. During any conversations please speak honestly and freely about any thoughts and feelings. I can help you to get questions answered, plan for your future, locate resources and we can discuss any issue or problem solve situations. 
     Flexibility and availability are two areas I woudl like to stress. I will make efforts to be in the hallways and common areas so that students and faculty may approach me with questions and concerns. I will assess each situation and request separately and work to accommodate the needs of students individually in addition to offering group classroom activities. If you would like to meet with me please stop by my office  or set up an appointment to be sure I am available by calling (814)226-4701 or email me at rpennington@clarion-schools.com . Additionally feel free to email me with any questions you might have sometimes this method yields the quickest response.
     I look forward to getting to know the students and their areas of interest including athletics and the arts.  I hope to see students working hard at the academics as well as extracurricular activities and part-time jobs.  Attending school events will give me the opportunity to do this as well as give me a chance to meet parents. I am proud to be a new supporter of the Clarion Area Bobcats, please drop in to introduce yourself and say "hello".

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rosary Pennington

Contact Information: 
phone (814)226-4701   fax (814)226-5537