DHS Counseling Department

The mission of the Dexter High School counseling department is to provide high quality, comprehensive school counseling services to all students. Our program, as guided by the ASCA National Model, is designed to help all students develop and enhance their academic, career, and personal/social strengths in order to become responsible and productive citizens. There is a commitment to individual uniqueness and the maximum development of human potential. Through the skillful use of strategic, timely, and personal interventions, counselors customize educational experiences in order to enhance capabilities, close achievement gaps among high and low performing groups and support positive choices.

Read more about our guiding principles, services, standards, and focus areas in our School Counseling Mission Statement.

Counseling News

A Warm Welcome to Our New Mill Creek Staff
Posted 10/18/2019 02:25PM

Mill Creek Middle School

“We are super excited for the dynamic, kid-focused staff we have hired!”
- Jami Bronson, Mill Creek Principal


Para-Educator Jennifer Baglio moved to Dexter during the summer of 2018 with her family. They have 2 kids in the Dexter school system and one off in college in Illinois. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, biking on the B2B trail and boating. 

Para-Educator Katherine Harkness and her family moved to Dexter last year.  She has two sons, a 7th grader at Mill Creek and a 4th grader at Wylie. 

“I’m excited to be a part of the Mill Creek community this year as a para-educator!”

Para-Educator Rachael Milkey is a recent graduate from Ferris State University.   She loves adventure and enjoys the outdoors, and rides horses in her free time.  She also enjoys hiking, kayaking and hammocking.  Rachael used to work in wildlife education and adores working with kids and helping them learn. She attended Dexter Schools since preschool and graduated DHS in the class of 2014. 

“I have many fond memories of Mill Creek, and am excited for another fun year!”

Vashti Newton

Ms. Vash, as she is known by her students, is from the Metro Detroit area. Vashti graduated from The University of Tennessee, Martin Campus, and loves traveling, food and going to the movies. She is looking forward to her first year at Dexter and being in a new position working with the students. Her photo shows her on Banana Island in Luxor, Egypt amidst all of the banana trees.

Kalli Nowitzke is a Teacher Consultant at Mill Creek, in her 11th year teaching special education. She obtained her undergraduate degree in special education - cognitive impairments at Eastern Michigan University and her masters in reading at Dominican University.  She also has a reading specialist certification.

Kallie is a job coach for Skills and Ability for adults with special needs. She also volunteers for 826 Michigan, a non-profit writing organization in Ann Arbor. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She has a 6- and 4-year-old and two dogs. She enjoys reading, writing and running.

Kallie is a former Dreadnaught and went to Mill Creek as a student as well. Her husband teaches Math at Skyline.  

Social Worker Anna Romano has worked as a school social worker with Dexter for 15 years, supporting the preschool program and the K-2 population at Bates Elementary. This school year, she is new to Mill Creek Middle School and is excited for the opportunity to work with the secondary population. 

“The most rewarding part about working at Mill Creek, so far, is connecting with many former students and families. I am looking forward to building relationships and learning many new things this school year.”

photo of Anna Romano

Spanish Teacher Ann Rossman is excited to be joining the Dexter community as a Spanish teacher for Anchor Elementary and Mill Creek Middle School. When she’s not teaching Spanish, Ann is spending time with her family, especially her two little girls. She loves doing yoga, baking and traveling. 

Ann Rossman

Special education Teacher Freida Steiner is an Ann Arbor native who is returning to the area after living in New York City for the past seven years. She attended Barnard College, a small liberal arts school for women in Manhattan, where she studied sociology, education, and race and ethnic studies. For the past 3 years, Freida has been teaching in the New York City public schools while also attending graduate school for a master's in teaching. 

Frieda Steiner


Contact Us

  • DHS Counseling Office
    2200 N. Parker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • School Hours
    M-F 8:00am - 2:51pm
    Half Days
    8:00am - 11:25am
    Office Hours
    M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • (734) 424-4240 option 2
    (734) 424-4252 fax

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  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • Bates School, 2704 Baker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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