Guidance Staff

Meet the Guidance Team!

​Dr. Jennifer Jewell

Dr. Jennifer Jewell is the Director of Student Services. This is Dr. Jewell’s 11th year at MTHS. She will oversee the Guidance Department, social-emotional learning for all students, Section 504 plans, and will conduct small group counseling. Dr. Jewell has a background in School Psychology and is passionate about teaching students how to develop and enrich their social-emotional skills. Quick Bio: I graduated from Freeport High School, home of the Pretzels. I earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Illinois and that is where I met my husband, Matt. I went to graduate school at Northern Illinois University and received a Masters and Ph.D. in School Psychology. In 2018 I completed my certificate for Educational Administration at Bradley University.  Outside of school I love to read, travel, hike, and spend time with my husband, three daughters, and two dogs.

Contact Dr. Jewell at 309-367-4151 ext. 524 or by email at

Melissa Stalter

Melissa Stalter – (School Social Worker) This is Melissa’s 5th year at Metamora Township High School; however, she has had a career in social work since 2004. As a school social worker, she provides mental health support, positive behavioral interventions, individual and group counseling, and connects families with community resources.  Quick Bio: I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in Psychology before working as a foster care and adoption caseworker for four years.  I went on to complete my Master’s in School Social Work at the University of Illinois.  I have a strong passion for addressing social and psychological matters that impact academic progress. Outside of school, I enjoy being active and spending time with my husband and three children.  

Contact Mrs. Stalter at 309-367-4151 ext 554 or by email at

Amanda Nauman

Amanda Nauman, Guidance Secretary.  Her position on the guidance team includes coordinating and managing many facets that are critical to the efficiency and success of the guidance office and MTHS.  Some of her duties are keeping a variety of files and records up to date and coordinating between student, parent and teacher. Quick Bio:  Amanda is an MTHS graduate with a Business Administration degree from ICC. Amanda is coming to MTHS after working at Metamora Grade School. Amanda and her husband, Curt, have three beautiful children, Charlotte (13), Briar (11), and Barrett (7). Amanda loves watching her children participate in various activities. She enjoys reading and all sports. Her favorite sports team is the Metamora Redbirds!

Contact  at 367-4151, EXT 551 or by email at


Malinda Goodwin

Malinda Goodwin– (Academic counselor for students with the last name starting with A-D). Quick Bio:  I have been a school counselor at MTHS for 19 years. I grew up in a small town about an hour North of Metamora. Don’t be afraid to ask me about “the wheelchair.”  I was in a car accident when I was 16 and this is just how I “roll” now. I earned a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology at Illinois State University. I worked as a residential counselor at an adolescent drug and alcohol treatment center and soon realized that I was ready to pursue my goal as a school counselor.  I returned to ISU to complete a teaching degree in Social Sciences and completed a Master’s degree in School Counseling at Northern Illinois University, while substitute teaching throughout the process.  Outside of the school setting, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I can’t forget to mention the most popular staff member at MTHS is my sidekick, Crosby. Crosby is my trained service dog. He brings extra joy to MTHS and is loved by students and staff.

Contact Malinda at 367-4151, EXT 552 or by email at

Travis Grant Photo

Travis Grant – (Academic counselor for students with the last name starting with E-K). Quick Bio: At 6 ft. 190 lbs, Travis enters the Birds’ Nest as a guidance counselor for his first official year with Metamora. He hails from Morton, IL, where he graduated high school and later worked as a school counselor from 2020-2023. That’s right, like Harry, Travis has been a Potter his entire life, so please help him grow accustomed to the Metamora way! Travis earned his B.S. in Communication Studies at the University of Iowa where he also played for the NCBA World Series qualifying Hawkeyes. After pursuing his dream to play professional baseball, Travis eventually settled down to substitute teach and coach. He would later marry his wife Julie and receive his Masters in School counseling from Bradley University. When not working, Travis enjoys playing playing baseball, golf, and games with his kids.

Contact Travis at 367-4151, EXT 553 or by email at

Jeaneen Bohanan

Jeaneen Bohanan – (Academic counselor for students with the last name starting with L-R) This is Jeaneen’s 7th year with MTHS.  Quick Bio:  I graduated from a small high school near Quincy, IL.  I completed my B.S. in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2000.  Shortly after, I married and had my first son.  I decided at that time to be a stay-at-home parent.  Over the next 10 years I completed my Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Illinois in Springfield, had my second son, and moved to Washington, IL.  My first counseling job was at Midland High School where I was the lone counselor for four years.  Outside of school I love to read, workout, watch football, and spend time with my family.

Contact Jeaneen at 367-4151, EXT 550 or by email at

Dana Smith

Dana Smith (Academic counselor for students with the last name starting with S-Z).  This is Dana’s 7th year with MTHS.  Quick Bio:  I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Knox College in 2000.  Subsequently, I received a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling in 2007 from Illinois State University.  I worked as a community based counselor for several years, while completing a certificate in school counseling at Bradley University in 2011.  Prior to working at MTHS, I worked as both a middle school and high school counselor at Manual Academy for 6 years in Peoria, IL.  My husband, Martin, and I have been married for 21 years.  We have three wonderful children: Will (14), Dawn (11) and CJ (8).

Contact Dana at 309-367-4151 ext. 557 or by email at