School Counselor

  • Mrs. Gena Catino

    Do YOU know the 6 pillars of character?
    1. Trustworthiness
    2. Respect
    3. Responsibility
    4. Fairness
    5. Caring
    6. Citizenship

About Your School Counselor

  • I graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and completed my Master's Degree in School Counseling at Cleveland State University. This is my 15th year with Berea City Schools, and my 12th as a school counselor. Prior to working in Berea, I taught at a private school for 4 years. I live in Olmsted Falls with my husband, three children and 2 dogs. I love to read, take bike rides, listen to all kinds of music, and root for the Browns! 

For Students

  • If you need to see me, fill out a request form. Those forms can be found in the mailbox hanging outside my classroom (room 119) door.

    Lunch bunches: Approximately 5 lunch bunches will be scheduled each month.  You can find the lunch bunch sign up sheet hanging on the chalkboard in my classroom! Students are scheduled on a first come, first served basis

For Parents

  • Do you think your child could benefit from meeting with the school counselor? Please fill out the Student Referral Form and email it to me at or drop it off in the Big Creek main office. Counselors are also able to provide referrals to agencies and individuals in the community who provide counseling for children and families.

    Parent Request for School Counselor Support

    Community Counseling Provider List


    Please look for tips, resources and information regarding programming in the Counselor's Corner sections of the Big Creek Newsletter

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