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Buffalo High School Counseling Department

Welcome to the Buffalo High School Counseling Department!

Ms. Kacey Kadlec works with students whose last name begins with letters A-K, and Mrs. Alana Shockley works with students whose last name begins with letters L-Z. Mrs. Samantha Arthus is the counselor for DCTC. This allows us to work with our students consistently throughout their four years of high school, building relationships and working toward careers goals.


  • The counseling department offers a variety of services, such as...

    •Supports for personal and social development (peer and family relationships, emotional crisis, mental health resources, peer mediation and conflict resolution, etc.)

    •Suppprts for academic development (grades and attendance checks, in depth educational planning, etc.)

    •Supports for career development (planning and exploring post-secondary options, application help, etc.)

    Our job is to make sure you are preared for either college, a career, or the military when you graduate high school. This can include academic and career assessments (Pre-ACT, ACT, Aspire, ASVAB, SAT, Work Keys, etc.), scholarship applications, 6-year individual career academic planning, financial aid resources, and more.

    You may contact the counselors via email or phone.

    Ms. Kacey Kadlec, A-K,, 417-345-2223, Ext. 3135
    Mrs. Alana Shockley, L-Z,, 417-345-2223, Ext. 3126

    Follow us on the Buffalo High School Counseling Department: @bisonpridecounselor