Meet the Counselors

Amanda Bigalk

Hello! My name is Amanda Bigalk. This is my second year as a School Counselor here at SHS. Before moving to Tennessee, I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from Marquette University in Wisconsin. I oversee all Juniors and any Freshman student with a last name beginning with P - Z. Some of my other duties include: the ASVAB and Advanced Placement (AP) exam administration, the dual enrollment opportunities with Austin Peay and Volunteer State, lunch room visits for military recruiters, and collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce to provide job-shadowing opportunities in the Spring. I am also the club sponsor for National Honor Society. Please email or call me with any questions. 



Lori Duncan

My name is Lori Duncan.  I'm the counselor for all seniors at Springfield High School.  This is my second year as a Yellow Jacket and my eighth year as a counselor after being a stay home mom for almost fifteen years.   Some of my other duties include: civics test coordinator, ACT Counts, FOCUS applications, early graduation, part-time students, and lunch room visits for college admission representatives. Email me if you have any questions, I'm always available to talk about any concerns you may have.


Brandy Thalman

This is my second year as a school counselor at Springfield High School.  I work with current 10th graders, as well as 9th graders whose last name begins with A-G.  In the Counseling Department, we assist students with academic needs, as well as social/emotional support and post-secondary planning.  My additional responsibilities include coordinating the PSAT, serving as a member of the school's Data Team, managing community programs such as the Backpack Program, and participating in S-Team meetings.  I am also the 504 Coordinator for SHS.  Please contact me if I can help to make your student more successful.  



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