Guidance & College Counseling


Our counselors provide Academic, College, and Personal Counseling in individual and group settings. The Guidance Department works as a team to insure that all Bishop Noll students have a positive high school experience, and that students have the support needed to reach their potential as individuals. Click the links below for more information.



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INvestEd is a free resource for Hoosier students and parents looking for help with college planning and financial aid. INvestEd helps families understand how to fund college wisely to help minimize potential education debt.

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Cindy Kielbasa is Academic Advisor for students with last names M-Z.  Mrs. Kielbasa recently joined the Bishop Noll staff as a School Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University, as well as her Master of Arts in Professional School Counseling to be completed in the fall.  To contact Cindy Kielbasa, please email her at  or call her at 219-932-9058 ext. 

Mayra Quiroz is Academic Advisor for students with last names A-L.  Mayra graduated from Bishop Noll Institute in 1993. She studied Social Work at Valparaiso University where she interned at Gary's Lew Wallace High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Calumet College and earned her Master's in Leadership in Teaching in 2008. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of education and has worked in public and private school sectors, serving diverse communities. To contact Mayra Quiroz please email her at or call her at 219-932-9058 ext. 

Kevin Smith is the College and Career Readiness Academic Advisor in the student services department. He holds a bachelor's in health and physical education from Edinboro University of PA and is completing his master's degree with Indiana University Northwest. He has spent the last 10 years in higher education in admissions and career services, most recently at IU Northwest. Mr. Smith joined the Bishop Noll student services team in 2020. He resides in Highland with his wife Carol, a BNI Alum, and their three children. He is also an assistant coach with the BNI hockey team.  To contact Kevin Smith please email him at or call him at 219-932-9058, ext. 1122

Lindsey Abbasy is the school’s Resource Teacher. Mrs. Abbasy received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Wheaton College. She received her master of arts in school counseling from Concordia University.She works with students on their study skills and teaches them strategies for improving their academics. Contact her at or 

219-932-9058, ext. 1120