Student Counseling

Meet Your Counselors!

Heather Malnofski

"This is my fifth school year with Ferndale Public Schools!  I have three sons and a fur-son named Teddy.  I enjoy scary movies, playing video games with my kids and sleeping.  My favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas!"

Michelle Mirkes

"I have been with Ferndale for 15 years. I enjoy cooking, spending time with my family and traveling. I am married with two children and a dog. My favorite Marvel character is The Hulk!"

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

November 9

Explore Your Future event

  • 10:00am

November 28


  •  See your counselor for more details


Contact Your Counselors

Heather Malnofski
248-586-8902 (for advisors: Montano, Mroczkowski, Roy, Stieber, Wilbert)

Michelle Mirkes
248-586-8899 (for advisors: Bauer, Danek, Grand, Kinnunen, C. Lovins, J. Lovins)

Career Coordinator

Pamela Bellaver


SAT iconAll meetings are from 9am to 11am                   

  • November 2, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • November 30, 2018
  • December 14, 2018

Links & Resources

PDF Document2018 Resource Guide - Oakland Schools — This comprehensive resource guide contains a directory of support programs and agencies available to all ages and all needs.

Financial Aid

External LinkFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)

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 - BigFuture 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
  • Michigan's Hot 50 Through 2026 - This publication highlights Michigan’s high-demand, high-wage careers that show a favorable mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages through 2026.
  • 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.

Scholarship Search Tools

College Application and Transcript Information

  • Parchment - Download your transcripts.
  • Common Application - Apply to any of more than 700 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, and many European countries.