School Counseling Department
Rick is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a BS in Criminal Justice, Social Work and Music who went on to earn his MA in Clinical and Sport Psychology from Vermont College and Norwich University. Rick is a Limited Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Social Worker. Following his retirement from the Michigan Department of Corrections where he worked throughout the state as a prison guard, counselor, probation office and parole officer he worked with abused and neglected adolescents in the city of Detroit.
Rick came to U of D Jesuit in 1995 and worked in the Learning Center later transitioning to the School Counseling Department. Rick served as the head varsity hockey coach for 25 years, is currently serving as an assistant coach on the jv hockey team and has also served as the freshman golf coach.
Elizabeth comes to U of D with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Studies from Rochester University. She has many years of experience working in the Education Field. Elizabeth first started with U of D where she worked in the Student Affairs Office for 7 years and then has worked in the School Counseling Office for the last 2 years.
Coming from the field of education, first as a long-time high school Spanish teacher, then as high school counselor, a position he has held for the past twenty years at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. In addition, Jim is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute and Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified (CT/RTC).
Serving as Academy Counselor since 2014, Sarah graduated from Wayne State University with a BS in design and received an MA in Counseling for Oakland University. As a National Certified Counselor, Sarah also holds a School Counseling License and is a Licensed Practicing counselor. She is an active member of the Michigan School Counseling Association, Ci Sigma Iota, and National School Counseling Association. Sarah has also been a part of the UDJ Spring Musical team.
Shane is a graduate of Oakland University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling with a school specialization. She is a licensed practicing counselor and a nationally certified counselor. She has worked as a counselor in the schools for the past twelve years at the elementary, secondary, and college levels, but most of her experience has been at the secondary level. She is excited to be a member of the school counseling team.