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Guidance Department

GUIDANCE
Name
Title
Email
Telephone Number
Gary Froehlich
Department Chair
Senior Counselor
(814) 824-2320
Kerry Sedelmyer
Junior Counselor
(814) 824-2321
Britt Schumacher
Sophomore Counselor
Intermediate Unit
(814) 824-3058
Timothy Hurst
Freshman Counselor
SAP Coordinator
(814) 824-2111
Georgia Chludzinski
Reading Specialist
Intermediate Unit
(814) 824-3058
Katherine Eckendorf
Math Tutor
Intermediate Unit
(814) 824-3058

 


Gary Froehlich,

Guidance Department Chair and
Senior Counselor

35 years of counseling experience –
20 years at MPS
  • 25 years of experience in high school guidance
  • 6 years experience in college admissions
  • Master’s degree (Saint Mary’s University, Baltimore, MD)
  • 6 years assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach
  • Proud father of two MPS alumni (Katie & Matt)
  • Student Assistance Program/Core Team member
  • MPS Blood Drive coordinator
   

Timothy Hurst,

Freshman Counselor

30 years of counseling experience –
27 years at MPS
  • Masters of Special Education from Mercyhurst College
  • Coordinator of the MPS Student Assistance Program
  • Advisor to the MPS Ski Club (including hosting 10 ski trips to major ski areas in Vermont and New York)
  • Coordinator of the MPS Navajo Hogan Project and missionary involved with His Call Christian Missions serving the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona
  • Owner of Hurst Contacting Services (home repair business)
  • Former MPS Swim Coach
  • Proud parent of an MPS Alumna
  • Proud parent of a child with special needs
   

Britt Schumacher,

Sophomore Counselor
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit
 
   

Kerry Sedelmyer,

Junior Counselor

14 years of counseling experience –
14 years at MPS
  • Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University Maryland
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Member of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association
  • Member of the Erie County School Counselors Association
  • Member of the Student Assistance Program Team
  • Advisor for the Ophelia Club
  • Co-supervisor for student counseling interns and practicum students
  • Healthy Community/Healthy Youth
   


Georgia Chludzinski,
Reading Specialist
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit
26 years of teaching experience –
26 years at MPS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Gannon University
  • Earned Act 48 Certificate for Continuing Education, 2005-2010
  • Teacher for the Adult Education Evening Program (Intermediate Unit), specializing in Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language, 2002- present.
  • Taught SAT Preparation course for Gannon University’s Continuing Education Program for 11 years.
  • Taught Reading and Writing part-time at GECAC, Creekside Christian School, and Blair Company.
  • Member of RCIA teaching team at St. Joseph Church for 5 years.
   


Katherine Eckendorf
Math Specialst
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit
24 years of teaching experience –
1st year at MPS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Edinboro University, Secondary Education
  • Master's Degree in Education, Edinboro University, Mathematics Clinician
  • Former Cross Country Coach
  • Former National Honor Society Academic Advisor at Strong Vincent High School
  • Education Consultant for Character Education at Women's Care Center
  • Private Tutor in mathematics
  • Proud mother of three




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