Meet the Counselors

Central York High School
Guidance and Counseling Department


Mr. Robert High

Mr. Robert High is counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters A thru Co.

Mr. High enlisted in the Air Force right out of high school and served four years as a military policeman. After the military, he went to Californa Universty of Pennsylvania for undergrad and graduate work, ultimately earning a master's degree in School Guidance. Mr. High began his career for Central York School District at the middle school in 1996 as a school guidance counselor. He went back to school to earn his principal certification through Penn State University and began as a school administrator in Central York in 2002. He is returning to his roots as school guidance counselor at Central York High School in the summer of 2018. 

Mr. High can be emailed at rhigh@cysd.k12.pa.us or 717.846.6789 extension 1328.


Mrs. Charlotte Utter

Mrs. Charlotte Utter is counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters Cr thru G. 

Mrs. Utter began in Central York School District in August 2004, after serving six years as a school counselor in Baltimore County Public Schools and three years at West York Area Middle School. Mrs. Utter earned her Bachelor of Arts from Western Maryland College (currently McDaniel College) and a Master of Education in school counseling from Auburn University. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Mrs. Utter coordinates the Peer Tutoring program and serves as liaison to York County School of Technology for students who wish to attend YCST full time.  Mrs. Utter can be contacted at cutter@cysd.k12.pa.us or 717.846.6789 extension 1330.


Dr. Suzanne Schlager

Dr. Suzanne Schlager is counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters H through Le.

Dr. Schlager began working for Central York School District in August 1998. Prior to joining the District as a High School counselor, Dr. Schlager worked in higher education administration.

She earned her B.A. degree from Franklin & Marshall College, her M.Ed in School Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Dr. Schlager also coordinates the AP Program. 

Dr. Schlager can be emailed at sschlager@cysd.k12.pa.us or 717.846.6789 extension 1329.


Mr. Eric Shellenberger

Mr. Eric Shellenberger is counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters Li through Pa.

Mr. Shellenberger began working for Central York School District in 1995. Mr. Shellenberger received his teaching certification and Bachelor's Degree from York College and his Master's Degree in School and Guidance Counseling from Western Maryland College (currently McDaniel College).

In addition to his counseling responsibilities, Mr. Shellenberger also coordinates the Student Assistance Program at CYHS.  Mr. Shellenberger can be emailed at eshellenberger@cysd.k12.pa.us or 717.846.6789 extension 1327.


Mr. tristan zelinka

Mr. Tristan Zelinka is counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters Pe through Sm.

Mr. Zelinka came to Central York School District as a school counselor in summer 2018. Mr. Zelinka has been a school counselor since 2011 having had a diverse experience helping students in both online and brick and mortar settings. Mr. Zelinka graduated from Bloomsburg University of PA with a Master's in Education. He is a certified school counselor and carries a certification in teaching English 7-12 as well as a Program Specialist certification in working with English Language Learners. Mr. Zelinka enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, and is looking forward to making meaningful connections with all his students this year. 

Mr. Zelinka can be emailed at tzelinka@cysd.k12.pa.us or 717.846.6789 extension 1326.


Mrs. Julie Foery

Mrs. Julie Foery is counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters Sn through Z.

Mrs. Foery began with Central School District in August 2004. She previously served as a School Counselor for 14 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's of Education from Indiana University of PA. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Mrs. Foery also coordinates PSAT and PLAN testing for CYHS students.  Mrs. Foery can be emailed at jfoery@cysd.k12.pa.us or 717.846.6789 extension 1307.


Mrs. Ellie Lamison, Workforce readiness coordinator

Mrs. Lamison coordinates all activities involving the Career  Center.  She is a liaison to our business community as well as assisting students with career counseling.  Mrs. Lamison can be reached at (717)846-6789 ext. 1325 or be emailed at elamison@cysd.12.pa.us.

Please also access the Central York High School Career Center website:  http://hs.cysd.k12.pa.us/c_y_h_s_pages/career_center.