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School Counseling

A Message from the High School Counselors Regarding COVID-19

We understand the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and although there are many unknown factors during this time, we encourage students and families to follow the wisdom of Mr. Fred Rogers.  

Mr. Rogers often told this story about when he was a boy and would see scary things on the news: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”

Currently there are many unknowns which can be unsettling for high school students. However, there are also many “helpers” working to ensure your future plans continue and the health and well being of all are being considered. We will keep you apprised as we receive information regarding testing (Keystone, AP, and SAT/ACT) as well graduation activities. Please consistently check your school email accounts, the Counseling Department’s website, and the Counseling Twitter page (@hillerguidance) for updates regarding academics and future planning.  For information on the COVID-19 Outbreak, we encourage students to utilize the links found in the document titled, COVID-19 Resources, which can be found under the Forms section. 

Please continue to keep yourself and others safe by following the guidelines put forth by the CDC. The health and safety of the students, families, and community are of paramount importance! All other details will be worked out with time. 

If you or your student are feeling extremely overwhelmed and in need of additional support during this time or during any time of crisis, we encourage you to contact the Washington County Crisis Line. 


The Washington County Crisis Line


24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year


Thank you,

Mrs. Amaismeier, Mr. Poletti, and Ms. Burns

Trinity Area School District School Counseling Program Mission Statement 


The Trinity Area School District’s counseling program is an integral part of the total educational experience for each student. Professional certified school counselors serve as advocates for all students while working to establish and preserve partnerships with educators, parents, and community members. The counseling program is determined by the developmental needs of our students as outlined by the academic, career, and personal/social domains within the National Standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). The certified school counselors encourage all students to reach their full academic potential within the context of their individual, family, and multicultural perspectives. The counseling program is sequential, comprehensive, developmental, and coordinated. Counselors provide proactive and preventive services to every student, every year and strive to guide each student to become a lifelong learner and a productive, interactive, and successful citizen.

Trinity Area School District Non-Discrimination Pledge 

The Board declares it to be the policy of this district to provide to all persons equal access to all categories of education, and/or employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identification, ancestry, residency status (Homeless, Foster), ELL status, Chapter 14, 15 and/or 16 identification, national origin, handicap/disability, ethnicity or genetic information. The district shall make reasonable accommodations for identified physical and mental impairments which constitute disabilities.

Contact the School Counselors

Phone: (724) 225-5380
Fax: (724) 228-8306


Ms. Tia Burns (A-G)

Email: tburns@trinityhillers.net
Ext: 6512

Mr. William Poletti (H-O)

Email: wpoletti@trinityhillers.net
Ext: 6513

Mrs. Maggie Amaismeier (P-Z)

Email: mamaismeier@trinityhillers.net
Ext: 6511


School Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Lesa Franz

Email: lfranz@trinityhillers.net
Ext: 6515