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Counseling Team

Main Campus Counselors

Michelle Durling

  • M. Ed School Counseling, University of Cincinnati, CAGS in Mental Health Counseling
  • B.S. Psychology, Mount St. Joseph University
  • School Counselor at LWHS since 2019

Bob Emig

  • B.S. Secondary (7-12) Education Mathematics, University of Cincinnati, 1991
  • M. Ed School Counseling.  Xavier University, 2007
  • School Counselor for 15 years
  • Married with 3 daughters and cat
  • Loves spending time with family, nature, and traveling

Jordan Rosenfield

  • B.S Adolescent Social Studies Education, Miami University, 2012
  • M. Ed School Counseling, The Ohio State University, 2018
  • School Counselor for 4 years
  • Married with 2 dogs (one golden retriever and one chihuahua)
  • Interests include good food and fine dining, playing basketball and volleyball, watching all different sports, playing video games, and traveling

Bradley Rubin

  • B.S.  Education, Ohio State University, 1990
  • M. Ed.  School Counseling,  Xavier University, 1997
  • Classroom Teacher for 7 years
  • School Counselor for 25 years
  • Married and father of 4 children
  • Interests include spending time with family, swimming, tennis, fishing

Nicole Stewart

  • B. S. Child and Family Community Services,Bowling Green State University, 2003 
  • M.A. School Counseling, Xavier University, 2007      
  • School Counselor for 14 years
  • Graduated from Lakota Local Schools 
  • Married with 2 children (Samantha & Jackson) and one puppy (Bear)
  • Interests include spending time with family, traveling, watching sports

Freshman Campus Counselors

Marty Cieslak


Mr. Cieslak serves students with the last name L to Z. 

He provides services for students' social and emotional needs, schedules students in both required and elective classes, and intervenes and advises students who are struggling in classes. Mr. Cieslak also develops and manages 504, Credit Flexibility, College Credit Plus, Individual Graduation, and Attendance Improvement plans. He is the College Board SSD Coordinator and Butler Tech Liaison.

Mr. Cieslak has served the Lakota community for 23 years and enjoys helping students to get the most of their 9th grade. 

Bob Gelter


Parents (with students last name A - K) may contact Mr. Gelter regarding scheduling questions, academic supports, social-emotional needs for students, any special plans and interventions, or for general information about our school.
He has worked at Lakota West Freshman as a school counselor since its inception in 2008. Prior to that he was a counselor at the combined East and West Freshman School, and he is a former English teacher in the district as well.

Mr. Gelter enjoys helping students begin their high school journey, helping to transition them from the junior high to the main campus.  Freshman year is a pivotal year for our students as they begin to mature as thinkers and learners, and as they look towards future goals.

He is a proud resident of the Lakota West community, with his own children either having attended Lakota West High School or attending in the future.