Who We Are
Hoover's Counseling Department consists of dedicated educational professionals
With over 100 years of combined experience, we leverage our knowledge of data analysis, helping skills,
8th Grade Professional School Counselor
I am excited to be starting my 2nd year on the Hoover Counseling team! I'm looking forward to supporting and advocating for 8th graders as we launch them into high school.
Education/Professional Experience: After teaching in middle and high schools for more than 20 years, I transitioned from teacher to school counselor in May 2022. I graduated with a Masters in School Counseling from the University of Massachusetts in May 2022. Before that, I completed a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Post Graduate Certification in Education from the University of London, England, and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Trent University in Canada. I grew up in Canada and have taught in schools in many different countries including Canada, England, and Pakistan.
Professional Interests: Support/Create a safe and inclusive environment for students; Focus on equity, inclusion and social and racial justice models; Empower students to develop skills such as self-efficacy, self-advocacy, resilience
Personal Interests: Spending time with and visiting family/friends here and in many parts of the world including Canada, England, Singapore, Dubai and Pakistan. I enjoy reading, watching HGTV, playing mahjong and board games, swimming, traveling, organizing and decorating, and taking slow walks with my toy poodle, Mango.
Ms. Ellen Karavangelos (Ms. K)
Counseling Secretary & Registrar
I have a passion for helping students grow and discover who they are. I am very excited to help students continue getting to know themselves and explore career pathways that they are enthusiastic about!
Personal interests: My favorite activity is spending time with my family. I have three older sisters, and am an aunt to two nieces and two nephews. Being an aunt is my favorite part of my identity! I also enjoy singing, playing the guitar and piano, playing volleyball and exercising, reading, and I love ALL dogs!