Taylor High School Counseling Director

BIOGRAPHY                                                             HEATHER A.R. BALTZ
Heather Baltz has served as Director of School Counseling for Taylor High School in Kokomo, Indiana since August 2007.

Ms. Baltz is a member of the Indiana School Counselor Association, the American School Counselor Association, and the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling. She is a certified administer of the Meyers Briggs Type Inventory. Under Ms. Baltz’s advisement, Taylor High School has been awarded both the Indiana Gold Star Counseling Award and RAMP status. Ms. Baltz is also on the advisory board for the school of liberal arts at Ivy Tech Community College and a CEO Board Member.

Prior to working at Taylor High School, Ms. Baltz taught at an alternative school for students with emotional disabilities. During these ten years of classroom instruction and serving students in difficult circumstances, she realized she wanted to pursue her master’s degree in school counseling. Ms. Baltz’s philosophy is “kids need to think that you care before they care what you think.” With this motto in mind, she enjoys getting to know her students and their families and trying to serve them in all capacities of need.

Ms. Baltz earned her Bachelor of Arts diploma in Secondary Education from Purdue University in 1994. She was the first at Purdue to complete her student teaching in an alternative school for at risk students. She completed her Special Education Endorsement in the area of severe emotional disabilities at IUPUI in 1998. Prior to her counseling position, she was awarded her Master of Science in Education diploma for school counseling from Indiana University (2007).

Ms. Baltz has worked in the field of education for many years and continues to enjoy working with students and their families, promoting positive choices for students that lead to a higher level of learning.

Heather Baltz's Personal Mission Statement:

It is my personal goal and mission in life to be authentic.  As I fulfill my roles of mother, counselor, daughter, sister, friend, I want to be honest about who I am, compassionate to those around me, and serve others in a manner which supports their growth and well-being.  Pouring all heart and knowledge I have into life, I want to be open to living and loving so that I can impact those around me but also grow individually as a result of their teaching me.  In my work, I hope to serve as a motivator, a confidant, and a promoter of success and opportunity.  I want to teach children and young adults that life is what they make it and opportunities are endless through hard work.  Exuding trustworthiness and loyalty, I will support those in my life so that we mutually grow as individuals.

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Mission Statement

The Taylor School Community mission is to prepare and encourage our students for success in all life’s opportunities through the foundation of TITAN STYLE.

Vision Statement

Working together as the Taylor Learning Community, we will distinguish ourselves as a premiere educational site, ensuring a life of success and continued growth for all of our students.

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