Our Student Support Team
I'm Kate Picinich, the School Counselor at Ravenswood. I'm excited for this upcoming school year and look forward to building a relationship with you and your child!
As the Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I will be collaborating with you, teachers, staff, and outside organizations to ensure we can support your child(ren) in the best way possible! Some of my responsibilities at Ravenswood include: large-group lessons (various social-emotional topics); small group guidance; individual student support.
I originally hail from upstate, NY where I received my BA in Psychology & Women’s Studies from Hobart & William Smith. I started teaching on the west-side of Syracuse in 2004 while earning my MS in Literacy from Syracuse University. In 2007 I packed up and moved to the Windy City where I continued to work with diverse learners while earning my masters in both Community and School Counseling.
In my free time you can find me out by the lake in my hammock reading a book, working on a DIY project, cooking for people, or training for a marathon/triathlon. I’m so grateful to have found my home in the Ravenswood community!
I am very excited to be working with Ravenswood! I’ve been living in Chicago for seven years and working as a speech-language pathologist for CPS all over the city since 2012. I’m originally from upstate New York where I graduated with my masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. When I’m not working, I love spending time traveling and cooking. I look forward to working with the wonderful students and staff at Ravenswood!