Kristin Oyer (Students A-L), Pat Burns (Students M-Z)
PBL High School
9 - 12
Mrs. Oyer (Students A-L)
I am excited to start a new school year. I have taught business and
technology classes for 22 years and have been at PBL High School since
1994. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from
Eastern Illinois University with a psychology minor in 1990. I then went
back to earn my Master's in School Counseling from Eastern Illinois
University in 2005. I started the 2005-2006 school year as a counselor,
but still taught some business classes. I went to full time counseling in
the 2011-12 school year. I retired from coaching volleyball in 2015 and
now spend a lot of my time with my family. I am looking forward to seeing
everyone and I hope you have a great school year!
Mr. Burns (Students M-Z)
I'm happy to be back for my 6th year at PBL!
Before starting here, I spent the previous 2 years doing a school
counseling internship and substitute teaching in suburban Chicago high
schools. Prior to that, I spent almost 10 years in the business world as
an advertising project manager.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication and Human Relations
from Western Illinois University in 2000 and my Master of Arts in School
Counseling from Roosevelt University in 2010. As always, I am excited to
be working with a new group of freshmen and welcoming back the rest of the
students who have made the last few years at PBL so fun, interesting and
Scheduling, monitoring grades, planning for future academic plans
college/career), monitoring credits/transcripts, study skills,
organization, connecting students with resources, and anything else
related to your academic success.
2. Career (post-high school planning - including college)
College application process, college visits, college exploration,
scholarship applications, job shadows, career interest inventories, career
research and exploration, resume and interview guidance, and anything else
related to your plans for after high school.
3. Personal and/or Social Needs
We are happy to help you with ANYTHING! Goal setting, relationships,
conflicts, family issues, bullying, friendships, anxiety, habits,
routines, ANYTHING! Meetings are confidential unless you would like for us
to share information with people such as teachers or parents. The only
time that we are required by law to break confidentiality are concerns of