Paige Buttels is the college/career counselor at Batavia High School. Prior to working at Batavia High School, Paige worked in Plainfield school district as a generalist school counselor for four years. Paige also works part-time at Kishwaukee College as the TRIO Upward Bound college/career counselor, supporting disadvantaged and first-generation high school students to support their college exploration, career planning and develop life skills to overcome barriers and cycles of achievement gaps.
In Paige’s role as the Batavia high school college/career counselor, she teaches classroom lessons to students grades 9-12 focused on the college and career planning processes through personal college/career exploration, research and planning. She enjoys helping students learn about career pathways and connecting students to professionals in their local communities to increase awareness of the careers they are interested in.
Paige was a first-generation college student. She earned her bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology and minor in Spanish at Illinois State University. She earned her master’s degree in counseling at Northern Illinois University. She lives in Yorkville, IL with her husband, 2 daughters & German Shepherd.