The counseling program at LCS includes four counselors and an assistant. There is a ECC-Grade 5 counselor, two counselors for Grade 6-10, and full-time counselling services for Grades 11-12. 

PYP Counseling

Ric Verwer
Elementary School Counselor

The Elementary School Counselor supports students and their families in the process of enhancing social-emotional wellness and academic achievement.
Students at LCS are continuously encouraged to look through the Primary Years Program (PYP) lens of inquiry to help them discover how their decisions impact their own well-being, the people they know, and their environment. The counselor uses team-based, proactive and solution-focused strategies.

MYP Counseling

Alison Black-Storm
MYP Counselor(Gr. 6 - 8)

The middle school counseling program supports the objectives of the Middle Years Program (MYP) by helping students develop thinking skills, global awareness, and becoming respectful, enthusiastic life-long learners. The counselor assists students in learning social, organizational and study skills through a variety of workshops and homeroom activities.

DP Counseling

Christina McDade
HS/College Counselor




Johnny Schwerk
HS Counselor (Gr. 9 &10)



At the high school level, the counselors assume two responsibilities: guidance and university counseling, with the goal of supporting students in becoming self-reflective, academically successful, healthy,  and  responsible young adults. The counselors regularly meets with teachers to keep track of students’ academic, social and emotional progress. LCS is a college-preparatory school with an emphasis on academic excellence through the IB Diploma Program; therefore, the university counseling trajectory begins for our students in Grade 9 and follows a strategic continuum gaining depth and scope through Grades 10 and 11.  



Counseling Assistant

Judith Amuah 
Counseling Assistant

The Lincoln Community School counseling assistant works directly with the high school/university counselor, middle school and elementary school counselors in the areas of scheduling parent and student meetings and assisting with the day to day running of the counseling office.The counseling assistant prepares student transcripts for university application including transcripts for past students. The counseling assistant is in charge of the the career day program which enables students meet with a wide variety of experts in a particular career field helping them shape their career goals.