Meet the Counselors

Get to know the Lakeland High School Counselors!

The Lakeland Counselors were the first counseling department in the State of Michigan to receive the Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program (R.A.M.P.) award back in 2011. We since received the R.A.M.P. award for a second time in 2014. This is a national recognition for counseling departments that exhibit excellence while following the American School Counselor Association National Model (our curriculum). We have presented at the Michigan School Counselor Association statewide conference on three occasions to encourage school counselors throughout the state to improve their counseling programs.

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Each of the Lakeland Counselors carries a caseload of about 400 students each. We work to help our students in their academic, personal/social, and career/college development. Check out our personal counselor pages to learn more about us and also areas that we specialize in for Lakeland High School.

Christa Warner (248) 676-8368

Students with the last name A-G

Hello!  My name is Christa Warner and I work with students with the last name beginning with A-G. This is my 14th year working in education. I have both taught and counseled at the middle school and high school level. I attended Michigan State University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Teaching Certificate. Several years into my teaching career, I attended Eastern Michigan University and earned my master's degree in School Counseling.

I attended Huron Valley Schools for elementary school and many members in my family still live in the community. I work with students on academic, behavior, social and career related issues. I focus on guiding students to available resources, aiding students in self-advocacy and opening the lines of communication between parents, students and the Lakeland community. My goal is for students to best prepare themselves for their postsecondary plans.

Jenny Alfano (248) 676-8329

Students with the last name H-O

This is my 8th year as a counselor at Lakeland High School. I work with students whose last name begins with H-O. The services I provide for these 9-12 grade students include academic support, personal/social issues, and career planning. Before I became a high school counselor, I spent nine years working as a teacher within Huron Valley Schools. I spent my rookie year at Milford High School and the remaining eight years teaching Career Internship and Teacher Cadet courses at Lakeland High School.

After graduating Lakeland High School with the class of 1994, I went to Western Michigan University where I earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration undergraduate degree. After working in the business sector for four years, I went back to school at Eastern Michigan University where I completed a post bachelorette degree in Business Education. I returned to Eastern Michigan University and completed my master’s degree in School Counseling.

I am the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Avery and Peyton. My husband is a fellow educator who works as a Physical Education teacher and coach. I am honored to live and work in this community.

Thomas Kasprzak (248) 676-8369

Hello everyone!

My name is Thomas Kasprzak and I work with students whose last name begins with “P” and ends with “Z.”  I have earned both my Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education degrees from Wayne State University.  Additionally, I have earned my School Administrator certification through the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. 

 It is hard to believe that I have almost 22 years working in public education as a teacher and counselor in grades Kindergarten-12th grade!  I have always put students' needs first and pride myself on advocating for our youth.  High school is definitely my niche and I am very excited to work with my caseload on future goals, social/emotional issues, academics, and aiding students on decision making/self advocacy.  I feel at home here in Lakeland High School and look forward to helping our students.