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To Whom Do I Turn?

Students are encouraged to work out concerns on their own as much as possible. Your first question when your student comes home with an issue should be: “Did you speak to your teacher or your advisor about the situation?” If your child has spoken to the teacher and his/her advisor, and the problem remains, please refer to the appropriate member of the Administrative Staff. Also, keep in mind that Jim Hendrix is always willing to speak with you about any matters that arise.

Administrative Staff

Jim Hendrix 

Interim Head of School

[email protected]

Karen Hodges

Business Manager

[email protected]

Ella Ginsbury

Director of Admissions

[email protected]


Catherine Harrison

Marketing & Fundraising Manager

[email protected]

Beth Caputi

College Counselor

[email protected]

Ellie Donnell

Assistant College Counselor

[email protected]

Ashley Satterthwaite

Dean of Academic Affairs

[email protected] 

Gordon Hight

Dean of Students

[email protected]

Jamie Lasden

School Counselor and Learning Specialist

[email protected]



Business Manager: Karen Hodges ([email protected])

  • Activities(PE) credit
  • Billing questions
  • Financial Aid information
  • JHHS sport/club participation
  • Questions or clearing of absences or tardies


College Counselor: Beth Caputi ([email protected])

  • College questions


Dean of Academic Affairs: Ashley Satterthwaite ([email protected])

  • Class schedule issue
  • Concern about a class 
  • Considering a semester/year-long exchange program
  • Grades (after a conversation with the teacher and child’s advisor)
  • Major concern about a teacher
  • Questions about courses with school partners (Global Online Academy and One Schoolhouse)
  • Schoology access or questions
  • Transcript requests


Dean of Students: Gordon Hight ([email protected])

  • Advisor Issue
  • Dress Code questions
  • Honor Code/Honor Council 
  • Marks/Conduct System


Director of Admissions: Ella Ginsbury ([email protected])

  • Admissions inquiries
  • Student shadow visits


Head of School: Jim Hendrix ([email protected])

  • Illness policies


Marketing and Fundraising Manager: Catherine Harrison ([email protected])

  • Gala and/or Auction
  • Gifts to support JHCS
  • School marketing


School Counselor & Learning Specialist: Jamie Lasden ([email protected])

  • Accommodation plans
  • Behavioral issues and social concerns (and/or Gordon Hight)


Your Child’s Advisor

  • Grades (and then Ashley Satterthwaite, if needed)
  • Making arrangements for upcoming absences of length
  • Questions/concerns about child’s school experience