Our School Counselors

Our Mission

The Calhoun Area Career Center counseling team implements a student-centered counseling program that is comprehensive in scope, preventive in design, and developmental in nature that supports the academic, career, and social/emotional development of students equipping them with the skills to engage with and navigate in higher education, the world of work, and civic life.  The CACC counseling program provides equitable services that are intentional, data-driven, and meet the diverse needs of all students.

Contact Your Counselor

Use the link below your counselor's name to schedule an appointment with your counselor or you may email or text them.

Mrs. Jamie Hess, CACC School Counselor

Mrs. Jamie Hess

This is my 12th year working as a school counselor.  Previous experience includes working as an Education Consultant for the Michigan Department of Education and almost 13 years as a classroom teacher for Zeeland Public Schools.  I am a graduate of Olivet College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration Education and two Master's degrees from Western Michigan University in Career and Technical Education and School Counseling.  My husband and I have three children.  We enjoy traveling and spending time at the beach.

Counselor for these CACC Programs:

  • Agriscience
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality
  • Education Academy
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT)
  • Health Careers Prep
  • Law Enforcement
  • Welding Technology
To contact Mrs. Hess:

Office Phone (269) 968-2271 ext. 5216
Email: hessj@calhounisd.org 
View Calendar to Request Specific Appointment Time

Mrs. Sarah Dickman

I've been a school counselor for the past 17 years. I graduated from WMU with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and then with a Master's Degree in Counselor Education. This will be my third year at the CACC. Prior to that I worked at Harper Creek and Centreville High Schools. One of my favorite things to do is travel with my husband and two children and scrapbook in my free time. I love my job and look forward to getting to know all my students and their families.

Counselor for these CACC Programs:

  • 21st Century Health Careers
  • Aviation Exploration
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Programming
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Graphic Communications Technology
  • Health Occupations
  • Intro to Robotics and Engineering
  • Power Equipment Technology
To contact Mrs. Dickman:

Office Phone (269) 968-2271 ext. 5228
Email: dickmans@calhounisd.org
View Calendar to Request Specific Appointment Time

Important Fall Dates
Program Changes - Drop/Add Ends September 8, 2021
College Planning Workshops September/October
SAT Testing Dates SAT Registration
ASVAB Testing

September 28 & 30, 2021
Alternate Dates: October 5 & 7, 2021

FAFSA Application Opens October 1, 2021
FAFSA Application
Financial Aid Workshops October
Military/Public Service Career Day October 6, 2021
College Week October 11-15, 2021
College Fair October 15, 2021
Parent/Teacher Conferences October 26-27, 2021


Summit Pointe Intensive Crisis Stabilization Team

***If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis including the risk of suicide please contact the Summit Pointe Intensive Crisis Stabilization Team 24/7 at 1-800-632-5449.