Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

2017 Award Citation

Counseling Psychology Program
Distinguished Alumna Award

Michelle Schlack, EdD 2007

 Dr. Michelle Schlack received her M.Ed. in School Counseling in 1996 and went on to receive her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in 2007, both at Loyola. Dr. Schlack is currently a school counselor at Niles North High School. For more than a decade, she has taught adjunct courses within our School Counseling program helping to shape the philosophical direction of our training and to promote the development of multiculturally-aware and data-driven school counseling professionals who abide by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. She has mentored scores of Loyola University Chicago students into their school counseling careers throughout the Chicagoland area and acts as a professional resource to them beyond graduation.

Dr. Schlack is also a leader within the School Counseling training community. She is the Leader of the Chicago Area Naviance Network, an organization that serves over 300 school counselors from the Chicagoland area. She is also an active member of the Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors (IACAC), where she serves on the Mentoring Committee. Dr. Schlack's leadership within the School Counseling training community shows her commitment to the field and to shaping the next generation of professionals. Her involvement has also kept her at the cutting edge of this important profession. Dr. Schlack's concurrent practice as a seasoned school counselor makes her a valuable asset to our program at Loyola and we are proud to award her as a Distinguished Alumna.