School Counseling Department

Contact Information

Phone: 618.357.5013
FAX: 618.357.6045
Pinckneyville Community High School
600 E Water Street; Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Our Team

We agree that the most important aspect of what we do at PCHS is to advocate for our students. While we work together to implement our comprehensive school counseling program, Ms. Wilkin is in charge of scholarships and Mrs. Hooper is the assessment coordinator. Ms. Wilkin is the counselor for the classes of 2024 and 2026; and Mrs. Hooper is the counselor for the classes of 2025 and 2027. This means that students will have the same counselor to follow them through graduation.

Heater Wilkin

Heather Wilkin

School Counselor
618.357.5013 ext 153

Ms. Wilkin is a Pinckneyville native and graduated from SIU-C in 2011 with her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. She had 10 years of counseling experience prior to becoming a school counselor. Before returning to school to pursue a Master’s degree, Ms. Wilkin worked as an adolescent substance abuse counselor in both residential and outpatient settings. While in graduate school, she worked with students with learning disabilities. Ms. Wilkin has been assisting PCHS students in the areas of academics, career, & social/emotional since 2011.

Leah Hooper

Leah Hooper

School Counselor
618.357.5013 ext 152;

Mrs. Hooper graduated from Ball State University in Muncie IN with her Masters in School Counseling. She then worked at Carbondale Middle School for 12 years before coming to PCHS. Mrs. Hooper has worked in a school setting since 1994 as a program coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters and as an admissions counselor for The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a residential high school. Mrs. Hooper lives in Carbondale with her spouse and has an adult daughter, grandson, 1 dog, and 2 cats. Mrs. Hooper loves music of all types, photography, and being crafty. Mrs. Hooper is excited to be assisting PCHS students in the areas of academics, career, & social/emotional.