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."

bakerMrs. Barbara Baker
School Counselor
Grades 11-12 (L-Z)
812-476-3051, ext. 77003

Mrs. Baker moved to Evansville with her family in 1996 and joined EVSC in the spring of 2001. Soon after, she became a member of Harrison's Counseling team in the fall of 2001. Mrs. Baker had previous teaching, counseling and coaching experiences in Michigan and New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s degree In Physical Education and Health from Indiana University and her Masters in Counseling from Montclair State University in New Jersey. “ I truly enjoy working with students, families and the staff at Harrison High School.”

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."

effingerMs. 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." 

tedrowMrs. Dawn Tedrow
Youth First Social Worker
812-477-1046, ext. 77021

After moving to Indiana wither her son and daughter in 2001, Mrs. Tedrow began her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology at the University of Southern Indiana. Graduating in 2006, she then when back to obtain her Master's in Clinical Social Work at USI where she graduated in 2008. In 2013 Mrs. Tedrow obtained her LCSW. Mrs. Tedrow began her mental health career as a Behavior Interventionist for the EVSC at Thompkins Middle School. In 2012 she began her career as a Social Worker with Youth First where she worked with students at Mt. Vernon Jr/Sr High School. After working in Mt. Vernon Mrs. Tedrow transferred to Harrison in 2016. "I feel very passionate about empowering students to find their voice and teach them to communicate their needs appropriately."

Mrs. Tedrow is on-site at HHS helping students both socially and emotionally so they can achieve academically. Students come to school with all types of baggage and she helps our students overcome these obstacles to become better students, individuals and people.

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