• COLLEGE AND CAREER

    Guidance Department

Guidance Counselors

As members of the Guidance Office at South Technical High School, we are dedicated to helping our students become capable, responsible and productive members of families, communities and a global society. This is accomplished through the implementation of the Comprehensive Model Guidance Program and by respecting and promoting the development of the individual.

Russ Andrews

Russ Andrews

Sally Difani

Sally Difani

College and Career Counselor

314-989-7470

Carla Shaughnessy

Carla Shaughnessy

Guidance & Student Services

The personnel of the Technical Education Guidance Department hold advanced degrees in counseling. The guidance staff works with students, parents, sending schools, outside agencies and employers to assist the students’ in educational planning, personal counseling, and career planning.

  • INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
    Interaction between a counselor and a student occurs in an environment in which the student may freely explore ideas, feelings, and behaviors. Counselors respect the privacy of information, always considering actions in terms of the rights, integrity, and welfare of students. Law and ethical standards obligate the designated school personnel to report and to refer cases where a person’s welfare is in jeopardy.
  • CAREER AND COLLEGE PLACEMENT
    A career and college placement counselor is particularly instrumental in assisting students in college planning, placement, and providing career awareness such as:
    • Facilitate the college application process along with post-secondary alternatives
    • Provide the information on appropriate placement tests, transcripts, and the scholarship process
    • Serve as the liaison for military and post-secondary technical training, assisting senior level internship programs, and the primary contact for college articulation credits
    • Assist in helping students to develop good interviewing techniques, acquiring ethical behavior for promoting success in the workplace, and understanding techniques for evaluating personal success in the job
  • CLASSROOM GUIDANCE ACTIVITIES
    Topics may include long range planning for students with regard to further education and appropriate technical choice. Counselors may also be asked by classroom teachers to assist in particular classroom units.
  • SMALL GROUP COUNSELING
    Small group counseling or support groups help students when going through a transition, crisis, or a concern common to all members.

Programs Served

  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Body
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Trades
  • Cosmetology
  • Construction Innovations
  • Construction Methods and Materials
  • Electrical Trades
  • Firefighting/Emergency Medical Technician
  • Graphic Design
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Law Enforcement
  • Motorcycle and Small Engine Technology
  • Precision Machining
  • Welding

Programs Served

  • CISCO Networking Academy
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Sciences
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electronics and Robotics Engineering
  • Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship
  • Health Sciences
  • IT and Graphic Design • Computer Applications
  • Law Enforcement
  • Pharmacy Sciences
  • Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy
  • South Tech Makes
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Web and Computer Programming

More Information

  • Fax Number: 314.989.7485
  • Secretary: Marilyn Montibeller, 314.989.7416
  • ISM's Transportion ID's: Anita Weibert, 314.989.7411
Amanda Ohlau, Lieutenant and President!

Amanda Ohlau, Lieutenant and President!

Amanda's willingness to help others, her dedication and commitment to this program and constant effort to challenge herself is almost beyond words. Amanda is an outstanding leader and teammate to her fellow students.

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Culinary Arts Launches New Mentoring Program with the HBA

Culinary Arts Launches New Mentoring Program with the HBA

Paul Witwer, a 30 plus year veteran of the hospitality industry and employee of Performance Food Group Middendorf, is a co-founder of the HBA. He was exposed to the South Tech’s Culinary Arts program two years ago and was immediately impressed.

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2018-19 FAFSA Available

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Ranken Presentations

University of Central Missouri Visit

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University of Central Missouri Multicultural Experience

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MO S&T Discover Day

National Manufacturing Day

Lindenwood University Visit

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Missouri State University Fall Showcase

MO S&T Open House

Southeast Missouri State University Show-Me Day

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SIU-Edwardsville Preview Day

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Part-Time Job Fair

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Ranken Shadow-A-Tech

FAFSA Help Session at STLCC

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College and Career Options Night

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MO S&T Discover Day

University of Missouri Black and Gold Day

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Missouri Baptist University Preview Day

SIU-E School of Pharmacy Visit Day

State Technical College Open House

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College Visit to State Technical College

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Missouri Army National Guard Visit

FAFSA Help Session at STLCC

FAFSA Workshop at the Scholarship Foundation

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MO S&T Discover Day

University of Missouri Black and Gold Day

Maryville University Academic Visit Day

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SIU-Carbondale Open House

Ranken Technical College Open House/St. Louis Campus

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NACAC National College Fair

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MO S&T Discover Day

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Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) Visit

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MO S&T Discover Day

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National ACT Test Date

University of Missouri Meet Mizzou Day

Ranken Technical College Open House/Perryville Campus

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MO S&T Discover Day

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Maryville University Cybersecurity Hack Day

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SIU-Carbondale Open House

Truman State University Saturday Showcase

Ranken Technical College Open House/Wentzville Campus

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