Welcome to Guidance & Counseling

Hello! My name is Jacqueline Hotz and I am excited to be returning to Walnut Hill for my fifth year as the School Counselor. Previously, I taught 4th-6th grade for 4 years also at Walnut Hill.  I received my Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I have been married for 4 years and have one son who is almost one and a beautiful pug who is 4 years old.   I also enjoy traveling, reading, and visiting my sister often. I love being the School Counselor at Walnut Hill. I will be going in to all of the classrooms every other week to teach a Guidance lesson about academic, social/emotional, and college/career development.  I visit with students individually and in small groups on topics such as friendship, study skills, divorce, and loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your child have a successful school year.  I am here to support students and families. 

At Walnut Hill, we encourage College Bound Expectations using the No Excuses University (NEU) philosophy.  NEU believes that every child deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college or post-secondary success.  When schools exhibit a culture of universal achievement by believing in students, they collaborate around that belief.  During collaboration, they align their standards as a team.  As teams align standards, they need to assess the standards and manage the data.  Then, and only then, can they pursue meaningful interventions with students. 

Every student has the opportunity to excel in college, career, and life!



Mrs. Hotz


Contact Info

Email:  jacqueline.hotz@ops.org
Phone: (531) 299-2200

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