Name: Natalie McGarvey (Class of 2026 Cohort)
Greetings! My name is Mrs. McGarvey, and I am the counselor for last names A-B and the Bulldog Scholars here at New Albany High School. I have been able to call this building my professional home for the last 17 years now. I have seen many changes in this building in that time, and I am proud to be a part of the traditions at the oldest high school in the state of Indiana. Before I began to counsel here, I was a Bulldog myself. I played volleyball and was involved in the Theater program, and now my children are becoming involved in the latter, as well. For so many reasons, I am continuing to work to make NAHS a better place to learn and grow.
Name: Olivia Jacks (Class of 2024 Cohort)
Hello! My name is Ms. Jacks, and I am so excited to be a part of the Bulldog Family! I started my journey at Murray State University, where I achieved my Bachelors degree in Social Work. From there, I moved onto Indiana Wesleyan University and received my Masters in School Counseling. At New Albany, I am the counselor for the last names C-Go, grades 9-12. I am also the coordinator for the Mentor Mii program. One thing to know about me, is that I am committed to the educational success of my students and I will be there to support them every step of the way! Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Name: Jessy Spainhour (Class of 2025 Cohort)
My name is Jessy Spainhour and I am a proud alumni of NAHS. I returned home after earning my degree at Purdue University to teach at NA in 2005. I joined the Counseling Staff in 2012. I love the opportunity to help kids in any way that I can. I am the counselor for students H-L, I look forward to getting to know all of my students. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Name: Mary Beth Hackman (Class of 2023 Cohort M-Z, ELL)
Hello Bulldogs! My name is Mrs. Hackman, and I have been a Counselor at New Albany High School for nineteen years. I am a proud Graduate of the University of Evansville… “Go Aces”, and also IU Southeast…”Go Grenadiers.” I am the Counselor for all of the English Language learners, and I also work with the 9th-12th Grade Students with the last names of M-Rob. I am the Early College/Dual Credit Coordinator at NAHS, and I look forward to seeing what great things each student can accomplish while they are here. There are so many great opportunities to become involved in academically, as well as being part of a Team in one of our many extra-curricular activities/organizations. Remember…once a Bulldog always a Bulldog!
Name: Eddie Bobbitt (College Prep, Buldog 101)
Hello Bulldogs! My name is Mr. Bobbitt and I get the opportunity to serve as the Post-Secondary Counselor here at New Albany High School. I am a proud alum of NAHS and the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the team here, I served 12 years as a Senior Academic Counselor for the College of Arts and Sciences at UofL. I also spent three years with Indiana University Southeast as adjunct faculty and two years as a counselor at Prosser. My goals are simple. First, help each student identify a plan for after they graduate. Secondly, work intentionally with you and your family to make it happen. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and celebrating your achievements in and out of the classroom. Go Dogs!
Patti Howland (9th/10th Grade Facilitator)
Hello! My name is Patti Howland. I am a proud alumni of New Albany High School and a lifelong resident of Floyd County. I earned my undergrad and graduate level degrees from Indiana University SE. I am the Special Education Facilitator for the students whose last names end in A-J. I am happy to help your student be successful implementing the diverse academic needs presented. I focus strongly on post-secondary transition while working on building skills needed as an adult.