Counselor of the Year!

River Forest, IL (April 24, 2015) Rachel Behren, Trinity High School Counseling Department Chair, has been selected as the Illinois School Counselor Association High School Counselor of the Year! Rachel received this prestigious award at the Illinois School Counselor Association’s annual conference today at the North Shore Holiday Inn in Skokie, IL. Trinity congratulates Rachel on this amazing honor.

Susie Bedell, Director of Faculty and Staff Development at Trinity High School says, “Rachel sets the bar very high for her students however, always tempers the call for excellence with gentleness, paying careful attention to the wide range of needs her students present.  She exudes warmth and positivity and has a gift for recognizing student struggles and employing a wide range of interventions to help students achieve at their highest potential.   Rachel’s philosophy of education is student centered and yet she has formed incredibly trusting bonds with our faculty and staff.”

Mrs. Behren has been a part of the Trinity Counseling Department since 2010 and has made significant improvements in the Counseling Department such as, aligning guidance curriculum, developing interventions and taking on the ASPIRE testing, to enhance the lives of all Trinity students. She is the Department Chair and works with freshman, sophomore and junior students, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Rachel is a graduate of the Academy for College Admission Counseling and holds certifications as a Bully Prevention Specialist, Legal and Ethics Specialist, and School Counseling Leadership Specialist. She is also a member of the Directors of Counseling and Student Services of Suburban Chicago the American School Counselor Association, the Illinois Counseling Association, and the Illinois School Counseling Association. Mrs. Behren earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology and Master of Science degree in Education and Counseling from Northern Illinois University.

Trinity High School is a Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women.  Founded and sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Trinity has graduated close to 15,000 women since its inception in 1918.  Trinity High School is accredited by AdvancedED Illinois and became an International Baccalaureate World School in 1994. Please visit for more information on Trinity High