Counseling and Student Support
WIHI Student Support Contacts:
Mark Chapman (Student Support)
Cameron Cochran (Restorative Justice Coordinator)
Kathryn Hoover (Grades 6-9 Counselor)
734-994-8145 ext. 4670
Briana Peikert (Grades 9-10 Counselor)
Brian Nemerovski (Grades 10-12 Counselor)
734-994-8145 ext. 4604
WIHI Counseling Department Quick Links
Mr. Brian Nemerovski - 10th-12th Grade Counselor & College Counseling
Hello! I have been the primary counselor for grades 10-12 at WIHI since August 2014 and I am thrilled to be part of such a diverse and vibrant school community. I grew up in Ann Arbor and played ball in Ypsi as a kid - this is truly home for me. Just prior to starting work here, I was "enjoying" paternity leave with my twins - Eli and Lucy, who were born in November 2013. I challenge anyone to a diaper-changing contest! Prior to our family expansion, I was a counselor at Tecumseh High School for three years. THS is a 950-student comprehensive high school located 45 minutes southwest of Ypsi. I loved being there and am proud of the counseling program, but the opportunity to move home to WIHI is a dream come true. I also have extensive experience on the college side, having worked for six years as an admissions rep at EMU and volunteering with prospective students during my own undergrad time at Northwestern. When I'm not at school or caring for my twins, you can usually find me running in Ann Arbor, biking, cooking 30-minute meals or taking a nap!
Mrs. Kathryn Hoover - 6th-9th Grade Counselor
I am the 6th-9th grade counselor at WIMA & WIHI. I have an interesting journey to this career path. I have four children and adopted my three oldest from a Bosnian refugee camp when they were just 5, 6 and 7 years old. They struggled a great in deal in school both academically and behaviorally. Helping them inspired me to become a school counselor. I hold a M.Ed. in School Counseling K-12 from Grand Valley State University, a B.A. from Oakland University, a certificate of completion in College Admissions from Harvard's Summer Institute and Level 1 certificate of completion for the International Baccalaureate MYP. My parents always taught me the importance of giving back to our community and my past volunteer experiences have been life-changing . I had the honor of being appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. We reviewed legislation and made recommendations regarding laws impacting victims. As the Co-President of the Washtenaw Counselors Association, caring for the well-being of our community continues to be a priority. I care deeply about our school community as well. It brings me great joy to help others discover their potential and to reach higher through life's challenges.
Ms. Briana Peikert - 9th and 10th Grade Counselor
Hello! I studied at Albion College, where I majored in Physics with minors in Applied Math and Computer Science, then went on to Eastern Michigan to earn my Teaching Certification, also in Physics and Math. I taught for a year at a private school before coming to WIHI as an in-building sub and graduate assistant in the fall of 2014, and in 2016 I took over as the Diploma Program Physics teacher. In my spare time I love to read and learn new things, write, draw, and play video games, and I co-coach WIHI’s Science Olympiad team with Mr. Cochran. I love all academic subject areas, but especially the sciences, working with our phenomenal staff and students here at WIHI, and I look forward to the coming school year!
Mr. Mark Chapman - Student Support
Mr. Cameron Cochran - Restorative Justice and Community Development Coordinator & Physics Teacher
I graduated in 2012 from Michigan State University with a major in International Relations and minors in Environmental Economics and Political Economy. This will be my fifth year as a science teacher. I have taught courses in Physics, Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science. I am eager to teach problem-based, student-centered courses in Physics and Biology at WIHI this year! In my spare time I love to travel, exercise, read, and cook.
Mrs. Theresa Williams - WEOC Social Worker
Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor's degree from Clark Atlanta University and her Master's degree from Wayne State University. She has over 13 years of experience as a social worker at Children's Center of Detroit, St. John's Providence Open Arms Program, and as our WIMA social worker this past year. Ms. Williams is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and serves all three WEOC programs supporting staff and students with mental health programing.