Student Counseling Center

Our mission is to provide all students with an emotionally safe and supportive environment and to assist you with your educational and personal goals!

Upcoming Events at TCEC

February 22, 2023-February 28, 2023            Mid Winter Break (Building closed)

March 27, 2023-April 2, 2023                          Spring Break (Building closed)

April 12, 2023-April 13, 2023                           MME Testing (9th-11th grades) 

Counseling Staff

Student Counselor:
Heather Malnofski

"This is my 8th school year with Ferndale Public Schools!  I have three children and two fur babies named Teddy and Ellie.  I enjoy scary movies, playing video games with my kids and sleeping.  My favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas!"

Email Heather Malnofski
248-586-8902 (for advisors: Roy, Safford, Seward, Tracey and Wilbert)

Student Counselor:
Michelle Mirkes

"I have been with Ferndale for 18 years. I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family and traveling. I am married with two children and two dogs. My favorite Marvel character is The Hulk!"

Email Michelle Mirkes
248-586-8899 (for advisors: Bauer, Berlew, Kinnunen, and Kotulis)

Career Coordinator: 
Pamela Bellaver

Email Pamela Bellaver

Links & Resources

General Resources

2022 Community Resource Guide  This comprehensive guide contains a directory of support programs and agencies available to all ages and all needs.  


College & Career Resources


College/Career Search

  • Career Cruising - Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life.

  • Big - Big Future by the College Board gives students free, comprehensive college planning resources. Students can make college plans, compare schools, access scholarships, and much more.

  • Chegg - Search free scholarships, browse course reviews, get 24/7 study help and rent textbooks for a fraction of the cost of your bookstore - all in one big education-redefining student hub.

  • College Score Card - The College Scorecard is an online tool, created by the United States government, for consumers to compare the cost and value of higher education institutions in the United States. It displays data in five areas:

    • cost

    • graduation rate

    • employment rate

    • average amount borrowed

    • loan default rate

  • MI - An online marketplace connecting Michigan's job seekers and employers serves as a central hub linking all public and private stakeholders.

  • Oak Park Career Center - The Oak Park Michigan Works office offers career and employment resources.

  • Apprenticeships - Get assistance in making knowledgeable decisions concerning your professional future and career with USDOL approved registered apprenticeship programs in Michigan.

  • College Board - A mission-driven organization representing over 6000 of the world's leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations. The site features scholarship and SAT planning resources, as well as scorecards for colleges around the world.

Financial Aid

Graduating Seniors should start filling out your financial aid on January 1st.  Please do not wait. There are certain state aid deadlines of March 1st, but the sooner you complete your FAFSA, the better.  See your counselor if you have questions about this. 

Financial Aid Night Presentation

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)