Guidance

The APHS Guidance Department is here to help students and parents as they make the exciting journey through high school. Contact the Guidance office for enrollment.

Parents: If you would like to have a conference with your son/daughter’s Guidance Counselor, please call to make an appointment so we can serve you. Walk-in meetings are very difficult as counselors may be meeting with other parents or students, visiting classrooms for group guidance sessions, or in meetings/training.

Counselors

griffinMrs. Kelly Griffin | Last Names: A-F
Mrs. Kelly Griffin graduated from Sebring High School in 1991. In 1996, She began her teaching career at Cracker Trail Elem in Sebring after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. In 2006, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling and became a Guidance Counselor at Woodlawn Elementary. In 2013, she became a certified Yoga teacher and taught adolescents yoga at a treatment facility. Mrs. Griffin was very excited to move to Avon Park High School as a Guidance Counselor this year, to assist students in planning and preparing for their futures.

 

ridenourMrs. Ashley Ridenour | Last Names: G-M
Mrs. Ashley Ridenour began her post-seconary studies at the University of South Florida where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She then went on to earn her Master's degree in Counseling from Webster University. Ms. Ridenour began her guidance counseling career by interning at Hill-Gustat Middle School under Eydee Grice. Upon graduation, Ms. Ridenour became a long-term substitute in an 8th grade Language Arts class at Hill-Gustat. In 2011 she was hired at Avon Park High School as a guidance counselor.

 

langstonMrs. Jen Langston | Last Names: N-Z
Mrs. Jennifer Langston began her career in education in 2002 In the Park Elementary Library.  Since then she has enjoyed working with students as a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  She previously worked at APHS as a guidance counselor.  She also served as the Director of the Educator Preparation Institute at South Florida State College and as a Counselor at South Florida State College.  Mrs. Langston earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Milligan College and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. Mrs. Langston is very excited to be returning to her alma mater as a guidance counselor where she can help students reach their goals for college and career readiness.

 

Mrs. Sherri Crow | Graduation Coach
Mrs. Sherri Crow graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education. She began her teaching career at J.J. Finley Elementary in Gainesville, then at Cracker Trail Elementary when she moved to Sebring. Her career path continued at Sebring Middle School as an 8th grade Language Arts teacher. She then became the AVID Coordinator at Sebring Middle School, encouraging many students on their path toward college and career. Currently, Mrs. Crow serves as our Graduation Coach working with students to focus on the steps to graduation from high school and beyond.