College Counseling Team

Director of College Counseling Barbara Sams

Barbara Sams

Director of College Counseling

Before moving to the high school side of the profession, Barbara worked for sixteen years in college admission, financial aid, and student life at a variety of institutions including Columbia University (NY), Rockhurst University (MO), Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ), Bryant University (RI) and Westminster College (MO). Barbara has been an active member of her profession serving as an officer and board member at the national and state level for many organizations.

Amanda Henry

Associate Director of College Counseling

Ms. Henry served most recently as the principal of La Salle Middle School, and her experience within the world of education has been rich and varied. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, she earned a Masters of Education degree, served as a corps member for Teach for America, and did further graduate work in educational leadership. She has written and edited professionally, served as an educational research assistant, taught special education, and along the way received several fellowships and awards. 

Amber Rogan, College Counseling Assistant & Registrar

Amber Rogan

College Counseling Assistant & Registrar

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Louis University, she earned a Master of Science degree in School Counseling from Indiana University.  Prior to joining the team at Whitfield, she was an elementary school counselor in the Hazelwood School District and a guidance/college counselor at Incarnate Word Academy.  She joined Whitfield in 2019.