Guidance Office

Meet our Director

Dr.Audley Smith Guidance counselorDr. Audley Smith, our Guidance Office Director, assists students with every facet of the Shroder Paideia academic experience. During the class optioning process, our students are encouraged to take ownership for their educational experience by choosing from a host of well-rounded, rigorous classes offered in the Paideia curriculum. Additionally, our guidance staff ensures that students are following the current and future graduation requirements as mandated by the Ohio Department of Education.


Morgan TaylorAnother integral part of the Guidance Team is Ms. Morgan Taylor, a Cincinnati native and CPS graduate. She attended Hampton University and received her BA in Psychology and her MA in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling.  While in Virginia, she was an interim counselor and administrator for the Early College Program in her local district. Ms. Taylor enjoyed being able to reach students across different age groups and found her passion in helping students discover and reach their post-secondary goals. After some time away she decided to return to her hometown to advance her career in School Counseling and Administration. Fortunately, Shroder High School was able to welcome her skills and talents.


We partner with a host of community agencies that offer services ranging from adolescent counseling to college and career coaching. These agencies augment our mission to promote the mental, physical and emotional well-being of the student population and foster an atmosphere, which is conducive to promoting excellence in every endeavor our students participate. Our agency partners are as follows:

  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative is the parent organization that includes Americorps, Educational Talent Search and Jobs For Cincinnati Graduates. These organizations provide our students with many resources for career development, promoting college readiness at an early age (middle school), college preparatory tutoring for both the ACT and SAT, assisting with financial planning for college or other post-secondary programs and working with students who would be first-generation college students.
  • Our in-house school psychologist, Christopher Gfroerer, provides students with confidential counseling for any issues that subsequently affect their overall well-being.
  • Talbert House PASS Office Counselors, Izella Pollard and Ashley Forte