As a Holy Cross school, Hoban nurtures the hearts and educates the minds of students.

High school is full of challenges, and the student services office supports students every step of the way. Each student has an assigned school and college counselor to assist in their academic journey and personal growth throughout their four years at Hoban. School counselors work with students and parents to assist with career planning, plan academic tracks, provide emotional support, offer study-skills training and other academic guidance.

The student services staff consists of five experienced counselors and a school psychologist. Hoban offers a range of opportunities for students, including the faculty-guided student achievement seminar and professional tutoring.

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The student services office is located on the first floor of the building, between the Foley Commons and the advancement office. Counselors are available for scheduled appointments Monday through Friday during the school day. Parents may also schedule an appointment with a school counselor. If a student is in crisis and a counselor is not available, the student should go to the health clinic or the dean of students.

Jennifer Mattes

Titles: Associate Principal of Student Services

Theresa Coyne

Titles: Student Services Registrar

Molly Doenges

Titles: School Counselor

Heidi Maltempi

Titles: College and Career Counselor

Kathryn Ribovich

Titles: Department Chair of Student Services, College and Career Counselor

Jennifer Spiker

Titles: School Counselor

Katie Surface

Class of 1986
Titles: School Counselor

Amanda Welsch

Titles: School Psychologist
Name Title Grades Alpha M T W T F
Ms. Jennifer Spiker School Counselor 9-12 A-Gh X X X X X
Mrs. Molly Doenges School Counselor 9-12 Gi-N X X X X X
Mrs. Katie Surface School Counselor 9-12 O-Z X X X X X
Mrs. Heidi Maltempi College and Career Counselor 11-12


Mrs. Kate Ribovich College and Career Counselor 11-12 A-L X X X X X
Mrs. Jennifer Mattes Associate Principal Student Services     X X X X X
Mrs. Theresa Coyne Student Services Registrar     X X X X X
Amanda Welsch School Psychologist     X X X    
Ms. Amber Ferguson Clinic Health Aide     X   X X X

Ms. Alison Bradley

School Nurse       X      

Mental Health Counselor Information

We have a new service available at Archbishop Hoban that offers a professional mental health counselor to students. A clinical counselor from Red Oak Behavioral Health is available to meet with students during regular school day times.

The counseling services that they provides are not in place of those available from your school counselor. These services are intended to provide an easier way for students to access mental health counseling for on-going issues and concerns. 

Referrals for mental health counseling will be requested through your student’s Hoban school counselor. If you have questions or would like to inquire about setting up these services for your student, please contact your student’s school counselor for more details.

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Student raising her hand in class

Other functions of the student services office include:

  • Facilitates the STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT SEMINAR, which provides support for select freshmen as they adjust to the demands of high school
  • Offers personal COUNSELING SERVICES
  • Facilitates Wellness Wednesday program