Guidance Office

Mary Tommelein

Mary Tommelein

Counselor


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We care for our students and their success! Mrs. Mary Tommelein serves as the Counselor for the Tecumseh East and West STEAM Centers. She is committed to meeting the needs of our students, and supporting their academic and personal growth.

Mrs. Tommelein is passionate about community service and career exploration and encourages students to help others and boldly explore all that their future holds.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out using the contact form on this page or email mtommelein@tps.k12.mi.us.

News and Events

Tecumseh East STEAM Center:

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Resources

Bullying and Harassment

Are you being bullied? Have you witnessed someone else being harassed? We are here to help! Let an adult know using the district's “Report Bullying/Harassment” form or report bullying to your counselor or another trusted adult.

Ok 2 Say bullying prevention program

Differences between Conflict, Teasing, Rough Play, and Bullying

(Shared from The Center for Safe Schools)

  • Bullying is intentional humiliation and/or harm inflicted on a child who is seen as less powerful. Bullying is a form of peer abuse and should never be ignored.
  • Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the victim.
  • Conflict occurs between children with equal power. Conflict is a normal part of life and not meant to intentionally harm others. Bullying is not conflict and should not be resolved using conflict resolution or peer mediation strategies.
  • Teasing is typically a behavior that is between friends or family members to positively change someone’s behavior. For example: “C’mon slowpoke,” “Okay, Michael Jordan. Let’s see you block this shot.”
  • Rough Play is usually between friends, and there is no intent to harm. The children interact in a positive, friendly manner.

Understanding the difference between these forms of behavior is important so that adults can respond and follow up appropriately. When inappropriate behaviors are witnessed, adults and/or peers should intervene.


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Career Exploration

What do you want to do after graduation? It's a question adults ask all the time, but what if you don't know? Don't worry - you have plenty of time to explore your interests and learn more about the wide variety of career options available to you.

Take advantage of the opportunities presented and go on a tour, hear from a presenter or volunteer at a business or organization to learn more about different careers. There are also many opportunities to job-shadow in the community. Interested students should contact Mrs. Tommelein or make an appointment.

Online Resources

Career Cruising is a self-exploration website tool that helps students discover their interests and career options. See Mrs. Tommelein for user name and password access.

Michigan's Hot 50 through 2026 – This publication highlights Michigan’s high-demand, high-wage careers

Michigan's Career Outlook through 2026 – Visit for information about in-demand occupations, including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.

Regional Hot Jobs for 2024 – Look for information on in-demand jobs for each of Michigan’s 10 Prosperity Regions, highlighting occupations that will are projected to have long-term job growth, job openings, and strong wages.

MI Construction Careers - Think you could be interested in a career as an ironworker, plumber, pipefitter, electrician, millwright or other tradesworker? This site has great information about trade careers in Michigan.

Events and Trips

For more information about each of these events, please contact Mrs. Tommelein or your building's office.

Agriculture Day
East STEAM students will travel to the LISD Center for a Sustainable Future to learn more about careers in agriculture on Thursday, Oct. 11.


Manufacturing Day
West STEAM students will travel to Wacker Chemical to learn more about careers in manufacturing and chemical engineering on Friday, Oct. 12.


Appleumpkin Haunted House
East and West STEAM students will host a haunted house during the 25th Annual Appleumpkin Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. Download a flyer.


STEAM Boo Ball

Students will travel to Cambrian Assisted Living to host a Halloween-themed dance party for residents and their families on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Download a flyer.


Digital Divas
East STEAM students will visit Eastern Michigan University to explore careers in computers and technology on Friday, Nov. 2. Hear from Tecumseh students who attended last year.


Community Cyber Safety Seminar
Parents are encouraged to hear from the state Attorney General's Office to learn about online safety and cyberbullying prevention at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Tecumseh High School Media Center. Download a flyer.



Parent Resources

More information coming soon!


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Volunteer Opportunities

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Support for Life's Challenges

Life can be very complicated, confusing, and stressful. It can be difficult to know where to turn for help. This page is intended to be a starting point and we've compiled some resources that you may find helpful. Please know we want to help in any way we can.

The STEAM Center counselor, mentors and teachers are to assist students who are experiencing academic, emotional, or social difficulties and/or issues with drug/alcohol use. Students can be referred by a staff member, parent, friend, or themselves.

If you, or someone you know needs help, caring professionals are available.

Need Help Right Away?

Call 9-1-1
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 and emergency help will be dispatched to you.

Text 741-741
Confidentially text with someone at the Crisis Text Line whenever you need help. Licensed professionals are available 24/7.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The staff at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can provide help during all sorts of crisis situations.