News & Notes from the Guidance Department

Guidance Department Staff

Barb Steffel
Counseling Administrative Assistant

Ana Equihua
A to L – Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

Nancy Reed
All Freshmen
Foreign Exchange Students

Ryne Pishkur
M to Z – Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Margi DeMass
Learning Specialist

Janice Reynolds
Life Skills Director

Transcript Release Form

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, we are required to obtain your written permission in order to forward a transcript to other schools, colleges, universities, organizations, the National Clearing House or prospective employers.

Transcripts of grades and pertinent test scores will be sent.

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Scholarship Resources


FAFSA Assistance and Information Event

Legacy Foundation Scholarships

INDOT Engineering Scholarship


ACT Fee Wavier Eligibility

Fee Wavier Eligibility Request 2016-2017

Scholarship Opportunities

Please feel free to contact and connect with any of our counselors for questions regarding scholarship opportunities.

Check back soon for more scholarship opportunities throughout the school year.

Meet Your Counselor

Ana Equilhua
Welcome back to all of our families! My name is Ana Equilhua. As an
alum, I feel truly blessed to be part of Andrean’s Guidance Team. As a ninth year counseling veteran, I have a passion for collaborating with our seniors in reaching their college and career aspirations. During this important post-secondary planning and application process, I will be here to consult your student each step of the way. As we work together to support our seniors’ transition to college, we should also keep mindful in enjoying the present moments encountered along this exciting last year of their high school journey.

Nancy Reed
Welcome back to a new school year! My name is Nancy Reed and I am so happy to be back at the best school in northwest Indiana! We have enhanced the counseling department with two new counselors and the Naviance program which will give all of our students the ability to begin the college/career investigation process early. I am looking forward to getting to know the students so we can continue along this exciting journey of high school! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

Ryne Pishkur
Hello, Niner Nation! The 2016-2017 school year will be my second full year as a counselor here at Andrean. I am a proud 2004 Andrean graduate and want to give back to the school that gave so much to me. I love helping our students and families any way I can. From social, emotional, and academic support to college and career planning, the door to our office is always open. I looking forward to a successful and fulfilling school year. Go Niners!

Margi DeMass
My name is Margaret DeMass and I currently have two roles at Andrean High School. I am an Algebra 1 teacher and I will be assisting in the Guidance Department this year as a Learning Specialist. Any student who needs extra help, for any of their subjects, can see me and we will work on a plan to ensure that they are successful.