About Counselors

We agree that the most important aspect of what we do at PCHS is to advocate for our students.  While we work together on most projects, Ms. Wilkin is in charge of scholarships, and college/career/military planning and transitions. Mrs. Smith is in charge of Response to Intervention programming, curricular issues/improvement, and is the assessment coordinator.  Ms. Wilkin is the counselor for the classes of 2020 and 2022; and Mrs. Smith is the counselor for the classes of 2019 and 2021.  This means that students will have the same counselor to follow them through graduation.


Contact Information:
Phone: 618.357.5013
FAX: 618.357.6045
Pinckneyville Community High School
600 E Water Street; Pinckneyville, IL  62274


hwilkinHeather Wilkin, School Counselor

618.357.5013 ext 153; hwilkin@pchspanthers.com

Ms. Wilkin is a Pinckneyville native and graduated from SIU-C in 2011 with her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology.  She had 10 years of counseling experience prior to becoming a school counselor.  Before returning to school to pursue a Master’s degree, Ms. Wilkin worked as an adolescent substance abuse counselor in both residential and outpatient settings.  While in graduate school, she worked with students with learning disabilities.  Ms. Wilkin has been assisting PCHS students in the areas of academics, career, & social/emotional since 2011.

ksmithKatie Smith, School Counselor

618.357.5013 ext 152; ksmith@pchspanthers.com

Mrs. Smith graduated in 2012 from Lindenwood University with her Masters in School Counseling.  She then worked in the Autism program for Collinsville School District before coming to PCHS.  While pursuing her school counseling degree, Mrs. Smith worked for a community mental health center with adolescents who were dealing with crisis situations as well as mental health issues.  Mrs. Smith grew up in an Air Force family; spending most of her time in Mascoutah where she currently resides with her husband, daughter and son.  Ms. Smith has been assisting PCHS students in the areas of academics, career, & social/ emotional since 2013.