Counseling

O.W. Best students are assigned a counselor alphabetically.  It is important that parents become acquainted with this person so they can work together to assist the student through the high school years. A student can arrange to see his/her counselor by stopping by the main office before or after school and arranging for an appointment.  Parents are invited to call the school to make appointments.
Kerry Herd -- 313-203-3198
Counselor to students with the last names beginning with the letters A-J

Ann Stubbs -- 313-203-3199
Counselor to students with the last names beginning with the letters K-Z
Counseling
The primary goal of the Counseling Department is to assist students in becoming self-directed individuals.  Throughout their experiences at O.W. Best, students will be faced with making decisions regarding their career, education and personal life.  Counselors are experienced and trained in the kinds of problems that confront today's students and are always ready to assist students with their personal goals.
Bullying
O.W. Best has a zero tolerance policy bullying. Please call a counselor or administrator if you child is being bullied, or have your child sign up to see Ms. Herd or Mrs. Stubbs in the Counseling Center. You can report bullying by sending an email ourreporting email address. Additionally, there is a Bully Box located in the Counseling Center where students can report bullying. The "Stomp Out Bullying" program also has trained volunteers to help students with bullying at 855-790-HELP. They also offer an internet chat line where help is available. Please use the following link to access these services.http://www.stompoutbullying.org/index.php/information-and-resources/helpchat-line/ 

Counseling Resources
A list of agencies in the area that provide Crisis Counseling and Adolescent Counseling can be found by clicking on this link.