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.

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Board Vacancy
Posted 01/31/2020 03:00PM

Dexter Board of Education Looking to Fill Vacancy

January 31, 2020 – The Dexter Community Schools Board of Education is looking to fill a vacancy created by the 1/31/2020 resignation of Michael Wendorf. According to State law, the Board must fill the vacancy within the next thirty days. The term for this seat runs through December, 2020.

In order to be eligible to be a School Board member, applicants should be a citizen of the United States and a qualified and registered voter in the Dexter Community Schools District.

To indicate your interest in being considered for this vacancy, citizens should submit the following application materials to the District Offices at Bates School, 2704 Baker Road, Dexter MI 48130 no later than February 19th at 4:00pm:

  • notarized affidavit affirming application eligibility;
  • resume including home address, telephone number and email address;
  • letter of intent no more than one page long which details the candidate's experiences and qualifications they would bring to board service;
  • no more than two letters of reference (if desired – optional). 

Qualified candidates will interview with the Board of Education on the evenings of Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday, February 26th (if needed, depending on number of applicants). The Board will select an appointee immediately following the interviews.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Hope Vestergaard at vestergaardh@dexterschools.org or 734-424-4102.

Here is a summary of the duties and time commitments for School Board members: 

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
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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