Counseling Department Personnel

gmutzaMr. Brian Gmutza
School Counselor
Grades 11-12 (A-K)
812-476-3051, ext. 77006

After graduating from Indiana University Bloomington in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mr. Gmutza moved to North Carolina and earned a Master of Science in Community Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001. He served as the counselor at Gulford Preparatory Academy charter school in Greensboro, and then moved back home to Mt. Vernon, Indiana to become a counselor at Mount Vernon Senior High School for the next four years. Mr. Gmutza then served as counselor at Glenwood Leadership Academy in the EVSC for eleven years before moving to Harrison High School in 2021. “I have always had a passion for working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures and I am excited to get to know the students and families in the Harrison community each new year."

b. tilleyMrs.Brooke Tilley
School Counselor
Grades 11-12 (L-Z)
812-476-3051, ext. 77003

After graduating from Indiana University in 2010 with a Bachelor Degree in Education/Special Education, where Mrs. Tilley was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, her first full time job was a Leadership Consultant for Alpha Gamma Delta. This gave her the opportunity to travel to many different states, helping college women in her sorority reach their potential. When she returned to Evansville, IN in 2011, she got married and started her career in education. She began as a teacher’s assistant at Caze Elementary School, and then moved to Highland Elementary School as a self-contained special education teacher for a year, before transitioning to another teaching position at Glenwood Leadership Academy where she taught 3rd grade inclusion for seven years. After teaching for several years, Mrs. Tilley decided to try something new and became a data and academic coach within EVSC for the next four years, until she felt called to pursue additional education to become a school counselor. She returned to school to earn her credentials through Indiana State University. While teaching and going back to school, she made time to add in two children, a variety of animals, and many travels around the world. Mrs. Tilley is excited to return to the high school from which she graduated. For her, Harrison High School is full of wonderful memories from her time as a student and has always held a special place in her heart. “I am dedicated to my work as a school counselor and cannot wait to meet all of the students and families that I have the pleasure of serving for many, many years to come!”

hornerMrs. Jennifer Horner
School Counselor
Grades 9-10 (A-K)
812-476-3051, ext. 77004

Mrs. Horner earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University in West Virginia. She moved to Vincennes with her husband and one son in 1996. She had another son in Vincennes and her family moved to Evansville in 2002. Mrs. Horner spent many years counseling individuals, families, marriages, and teens. She also spent 11 years working as a college advisor before coming to Harrison in January of 2017. She enjoys helping, challenging, inspiring, and motivating young people. "It is such a privilege and a blessing to have a job that I love and such a wonderful team to work with."

browningMr. Ethan Browning
School Counselor
Grades 9-10 (L-Z)
812-476-3051, ext. 77005

Mr. Browning is a 1990 graduate of HHS, and a 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and has spent the last 20 years in EVSC as a behavior consultant. He has a second certification in guidance and counseling from Western as well. "Harrison has always been my home and love that I have the opportunity to give back to the school that gave to me."

effingerMrs. Crescent Effinger
Counseling Administrative Assistant/Records
812-476-3051, ext. 73051

Mrs. Effinger graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in English (Teaching). After teaching Language Arts for a number of years, she took time off to raise her family. She returned to education in a different capacity, taking on the role of Administrative Assistant to the Counselors and maintaining the school records. "My favorite parts of this job are working with our students and families to get answers to their questions, guiding them through the learning experiences and logistics of high school, and watching them evolve as they enter the next stage of their lives--whether that is college, trade school, or career." 

Sarah Laury
EVSC/Youth First Social Worker
812-477-1046, ext. 56013

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College Connections Coach
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