Please visit the NEW Counseling site during our remote learning

Counselor Assignments

Jessica Conter
Last Names: A - Calk

Jean Smith
Last Names: Call - Force

Jeannette Hayes
Last Names: Ford - Kar

Kim Tolbert
Last Names: Kas - Man

Jaime Baer
Last Names: Mao - Par

Brandon Driver
Last Names: Pas - Sheth

Katryn Costenbader
Last Names: Shi - Z

Katrele Carroll

Last Names: A-Z, 9th Grade (Unique Caseload)

Additional Counseling Office Staff 

Lakesha McMillan
Counseling Secretary

Bryon Marshall
College and Career Coordinator

Gayle Marks

Hours of Operation

Counseling Office Hours

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday - Friday


Phone: 240-740-1390
Fax: 301-879-1326

Mission Statement

The members of James Hubert Blake High School Counseling Department are Professional School Counselors who are leaders in the school community. We seek to provide a wide variety of academic, social/emotional, college and career services to the entire student population. We are advocates for all students and help to facilitate individual development so that every student has the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success and personal growth.

Vision Statement

As members of the Counseling Department at James H. Blake High School, we envision a school that inspires and equips students with self-knowledge in the areas of social, emotional, academic, and career development which will enable them to make optimal choices for their futures.


The Blake High School course registration handbook is designed to give you an overview of the wide variety of courses we plan to offer in the upcoming school year. These include a balanced curriculum covering all State of Maryland requirements as well as a wide variety of exciting and challenging course options, including Advanced Placement, honors, and elective courses.

Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is available to advanced high school students admitted to Montgomery College (MC). Select students are enrolled in college courses while still attending high school, providing an educational experience beyond what is available at the secondary level. High school juniors and seniors who meet the College's Dual Enrollment (DE) standards may enhance their schedule with college course work and experience the independence of college-level study while also earning college credit.


Career Center
Bulletin of The Career Center and School Counseling Services, web site of Scholarships and Financial Aid; College Visits in the Career Center; Frequently Asked Questions; Important Web Sites

Counseling Calendar

Life After High School Presentation
Review this power point presentation which will walk through steps of researching colleges on Naviance, the college application process and other important upcoming events.

Life After High School Packet
Step-by-step college application process, including these forms: transcript release, brag sheets, resume template, etc.

Junior Presentation - Introduction to Life After High School

Schedule Change and Retention Policy

Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Career Center
Course Appeal Form

MCPS Course Bulletin

Course Registration Handbook
Staff: email | phone
Common Forms
Student Assistant Form
Schedule Change Form
Senior Information

Transcript Request Form *due 15 days before college deadline
Student Service Learning
College Daze Program for Juniors & Parents

Naviance Teachers

Last Updated 9/29/2016