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.
Mrs. Calleja is in her second year as the Administrative Assistant for College and School Counseling and Academic Affairs. Prior to U of D Jesuit, she gained five years of experience from a Pre-K through 8th-grade Catholic school in Brighton, MI.
Garrett is a 2005 graduate of U of D Jesuit and ”Six-Year Man” of the school, having attending grades 7-12. He is an alumnus of Western Michigan University, receiving a B.S. in both Psychology and Africana Studies, as well as a M.A. in Counselor Education with a focus in School Counseling. Prior to rejoining the U of D Jesuit family, he gained counseling and advocacy experience working for Detroit Public Schools, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, and the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan.
Mr. Donato coordinates the U of D Jesuit Special College Initiatives, which includes aiding students from Detroit to take advantage of the Detroit Promise Scholarship and coordinating the Fr. Antonio Vieira, S.J. Summer Success Program. Serving in this capacity at U of D Jesuit has been a career goal since his days in the Jesuit Academy.
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).
Carole has been a school counselor for more than 20 years. She came to U of D Jesuit in the fall of 2022 after serving in Detroit Public Schools Community District, as well as Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills. Carole holds a BA in psychology from Framingham State University, an MEd in school counseling from Suffolk University, and an MSW from Simmons University. Carole is passionate about normalizing mental health care for teens and adults.