K-8 Guidance Counselors

Phone: (716) 821-1903 ext. 8884

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Ms. Susan Prise

K-4 School Counselor

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." - E.E. Cummings

"I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but hearts and our souls." - Malala Yousafzai

We Are...

We are all connected!  As individuals we are an incredible combination of systems that integrate and work together to create how we feel day in and day out.  Physical health+mental health+emotional health+nutritional health+social health = overall well-being!  We can control and positively impact our overall well-being by implementing easy strategies within our routines that can help us to be the best version of ourselves possible.  

We are currently experiencing a time of uncertainty that challenges what we know about ourselves and others.  Managing our emotional health becomes vital, as does the importance of balancing personal well-being to promote a healthy and positive response within ourselves and family systems as we face the current stressors in our communities across the globe. 


Phone: (716) 821-1903 ext. 8889

Email:

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Ms. Jill Boals

Grades 5-8 School Counselor

"In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to assured that our questions are just as important as our answers" - Mr. Rogers


Phone: (716) 939-2554 ext. 8960

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology - SUNY Fredonia M.S. School Counseling - Canisus College

Ms. Kathryne Rapp

9th and 12th Grade School Counselor

I have the pleasure of working with your child as one their school counselors at Global Concepts Charter High School! I am a Rochester native from a small town.  I made my way to Buffalo to attend SUNY Fredonia for my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from 2010-2014 and I completed my Master’s degree in School Counseling at Canisius College in 2017. I am so thrilled to be apart of the GCCHS team and ready to help your child.

I will mainly be working with 9th and 12th grade students but I am available help all of the students of GCCHS. I have experience working with students in individual and group counseling, along with career counseling, academic interventions, social/emotional counseling, and college application/entrance processes. Outside of work I enjoy to go for hikes and walks, listening to music, exploring different areas of Buffalo, and spending time with my family and friends. 

Please feel free to email me at katerapp@globalccs.org. If you are one of my students: please see the counseling google classroom to keep updated on documents or announcements. I would love for the opportunity to get to know you, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Phone: (716) 939-2554

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology - Canisius College M.S. School Counseling & Human Services

Ms. Gillian Barberich

School Counselor - 2021 and 2022 Cohorts

I am a new School Counselor at Global Concepts Charter High School. I grew up in Buffalo and just recently moved back to the area after being away for the better part of 5 years. Before Global Concepts, I worked as a School Counselor at a high school in the Chicago area for 5 ½ years. I attended Canisius College for both my undergraduate and graduate degree, earning a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in School Psychology and a Master’s in School Counseling & Human Services. I am excited to be part of the GCCS team and have the opportunity to work with your child and support them in reaching their goals!


I will mainly be working with 10th and 11th grade students this academic year however,  I am available to help any and all students of GCCS. I have experience working with students in individual counseling, career counseling, academic interventions, social/emotional counseling, as well as the college admissions process.