Mrs. Cook

Mrs. Teresa Wilhelm-Cook, School Counselor

Mrs. Cook and Turkeyfoot
Welcome to the Guidance department of Turkeyfoot Valley.
I am the School Counselor for Pre-K through 12th grade. I have been employed at Turkeyfoot since 2001. I began as the Music Teacher/Music Director. I graduated from Frostburg State in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.  In 2008, I again graduated from Frostburg State University with a Master of Science Degree in Education in School Counseling. 
At that time I became the Elementary School Counselor, in addition to my duties as the Music Teacher/Music Director. 

In 2014, I took over the duties as the School Counselor for the entire School District.
I live in Meyersdale, where I grew up,  with my husband and family.  I have two grown children, and two grandchildren.
I love the atmosphere of the small school here at Turkeyfoot.  It is like that of a family.
I want the best for all the students and strive to make that happen to the best of my ability.


Sallie Mae®

Join us for a free webinar:
How to Pay the Balance

Join us for a free webinar:
How to Pay the Balance

Dear Teresa,

Oftentimes, creating a plan to pay for higher education is a family decision, and 78% of students have a role in creating that plan.* By attending this webinar, students and their families will learn more about the paying for college process, discover options for covering a remaining balance, uncover free college planning resources, and more.

Let your students and families know that they can register for a free webinar to learn more. Please send them the information below:

Register now for a free webinar:

How to Pay the Balance

Wednesday, April 28 | 7pm ET Register Now

Thursday, April 29 | 8pm ET Register Now

Many students and families will consider financing a portion of their college education. This session will focus on encouraging responsible borrowing and what students and families can do to find the right solution for their borrowing needs.

Space is limited, so please register early!

Counselors, one more thing. Our expert playbook filled with easy-to-share and free educational videos, Scholarship Search, FAFSA guides and more is designed to handle your students’ complicated questions, so you can do the more important stuff. Check it out today!

Thanks for all you do to make college happen!

Sallie Mae

PS: Make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for sharable content that you can use to help students as they build their prosperous futures!


SigEp knows that the transition for graduating high school seniors to college can be tough for many people, and the cost of college can create even more stress. We want to do our part to help. With college right around the corner, we wanted to make sure you and the students you work with know that we have more than $300,000 in scholarship opportunities at over 140 campuses nationwide.Will you help us distribute this information to the men graduating from your high school this year?



To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students should submit an online application and enroll full-time at any of theuniversities listed in the search tool for the fall 2021term. Final deadlines vary by school, but the early application deadline for most scholarships is June 1, 2021. Applicants have no obligation to affiliate with or join SigEp to be eligible. This resource is intended to assist with college affordability while introducing students to campus life opportunities.



Over 500 scholarships will be awarded this year! Have you searched for universities your students will be attending this fall?


Scholarships being awarded this summer and fall! Let your students know the application only takes a few minutes!


As someone who plays an important role in college decisions for many students, we need your help in getting the word out about these scholarships. Please distribute the scholarship pagelink ( to young men planning on attending one of these schools. If you or your students have questions concerning the Balanced Man Scholarship, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you for your time and assistance.


Zac Gillman
Managing Director




Hello from Cal U! I wanted to pass along information regarding our Parent Information Series. They are conveniently offered virtually and in the evening and parents are welcome to register for as many sessions as they like. All grade levels are welcome, but probably geared more toward families and parents of juniors and seniors. The April 1st event is for families of admitted students only.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT: Housing & Dining: Your questions answered!
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT: Conversations with Cal U Senior Leadership
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT: Ask Us Anything: Deans and Directors from across campus


We appreciate you passing this along to any parents and families with whom you are working. Don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything we can do for you!

Best Regards,

Amanda J. Magdic

Associate Director

Office of Undergraduate Admi

Dear Counselor: Although the Pittsburgh College Fair was cancelled, Pennsylvania students can still connect with colleges. See below for a list of Virtual College Fairs. Please accept this digital edition and forward to your families. Students and parents will find important information to help in the college search process.

Here is a link you can share with your families.
College Fair Guide for Pittsburgh area students

NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Students: Register for Free

Sunday, May 2: 1 7 p.m. ET

Keystone Virtual College Fairs for Pennsylvania students

Monday, Tuesday, June 7 and 8: 5 7:45 p.m

Hello, Colleagues:


Dear Teresa,


Penn State will be offering a mixed instructional mode (both in-person and virtual) for the summer 2021 semester maximizing the number of in-person courses based on space utilization. As a school counselor, you may have been waiting for this announcement and we are excited to share this news with you. To learn more, view the full Penn State News story.


You and your students may still have questions that we do not have answers to at this time, but please know we are working to share information as it becomes available.


We are excited to welcome your students to Penn State this summer!




Penn State Undergraduate Admissions


College Fair Guide for Pittsburgh area students

Students: Register for Free

 Sunday, May 2: 1 7 p.m. ET 

Keystone Virtual College Fairs for Pennsylvania students

Monday, Tuesday, June 7 and 8: 5 – 7:45 p.m. ET



High School students get an edge at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Summer High School Programs offer credit and non-credit online courses and immersive study in disciplines across the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Applications are now open!
Which of your outstanding students will join the Ivy League this summer?

Penn Summer High School Programs
(215) 898-7326

Scholarship Grants
Go to the website for more information:

Information and a virtual tour of the Milton Hersey School:
Virtual Tour: :
Information on the HOBY State Leadership Seminar for Sophomores:
Follow this link:

Link for virtual tour and information on Pitt-Bradford.

We appreciate you and all the work you do with your students. As we couldn’t connect this fall due to the Global pandemic – and as we have discussed – I’d like to present you with this link to an informational videos about Pitt-Bradford. I think you will find this video very helpful to you and your students to show off campus, highlight some great things here on campus and provide additional information for support.

The link is –

If you or your students have any questions or need more information about campus or any of our programs – please contact us! We are here to help and want to work with you and your students. Email us anytime at

We hope to connect in person in the future – until then – be well and stay safe!


Randy Ruffner Jr.

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford


New FAFSA Information!!
Sallie Mae website  for FAFSA information.

Last winter I attended a workshop to learn about Apps and
the apps that are looking to catch our kids up in unhealthy and unsafe behaviors
Please see the following information!!!

The Hoop App

I learned about Hoop from a 12 year old. She was telling me about getting requests for "nudes" via Hoop.

Here is an article to read more about Hoop. From the article: "...At first, Hoop for iOS or Android looks just like Tinder. You create an account with some photos and bio information, and start swiping through profiles. If you like someone, you tap a Snapchat button to request their Snap username so you can message them."

I downloaded Hoop and tried it out.  Many adult women were trying to sell "premium Snapchat services" (Snapchat accounts where you could pay for nude images/videos etc). I saw a few women marketing themselves as escorts.

Younger people on the app were "trying to make friends" or "fill my Snapmap." I saw a lot of girl accounts state in their bio "don't ask for nudes, I'm not sending them." My assumption is that there are a lot of kids asking for nudes, or sharing unwanted nudes via this app. This app has no value for your kids. We teach them not to talk to strangers online. This app connects you to strangers online. Make sure you are checking their devices and having conversations with them. 

There are other apps like Hoop. Wink is one of them. I downloaded it and found the same type of content. Here are some other similar apps (based upon the Apple App Store) and their taglines. ~Ryan

Wink             "meet a Snapchat friend finder"
      "make new Snap friends"
                  "meet new people"
Addchat        "make random friends"
Wizz              "hit me up"
Lemon           "swiping and meet new people"
Hush             "new Snapchat friends"
Itsme             "the happiest place online"
Spotafriend   "swipe, chat and make friends"
Yobo             "discover, chat and meet people"

***Online Dual Enrollment Classes Through WVU
The HS ACCESS website has everything you need to know about the program, so feel free to send any and all
interested students, families, school districts, colleagues, etc. our way:
Courses available:

***Attention 2021 Seniors

***SAT Practice sites tests (for printing paper practice tests)

***Scholarships you can control!!!

******Check out a site where you input your information (grades & activities) and you can earn money towards your education.  Check out what colleges are participating.

******Also go to to look at information on their College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Build your college list $500
Practice for the SAT $1000
Improve your score $2000
Strengthen your college list $500
Complete the FAFSA $1000
Apply to colleges $1000
Complete all SIX actions $40000


The Pitt-Johnstown Education Division welcomes you to explore our programs and would be excited to accompany you on your journey to becoming a future teacher. In addition to the programs described below, we also offer PreK-12 Spanish as well as add-on certification/endorsement in STEM and ESL.

You will find that this is a great place to learn, make friends, and prepare yourself for the exciting and challenging world of teaching.  We take pride in our teacher education programs which combine high expectations with a caring disposition while readying you for a successful career in education.

We hope you will accept our invitation to meet members of the Education Division faculty, explore teacher education programs available at Pitt-Johnstown, and tour our beautiful campus.  Simply click on the links below!   

Click to Access the Pitt-Johnstown Education website for more detailed information

Click to Take a virtual tour of our beautiful mountaintop campus

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email  Education Division faculty and staff will be happy to answer.

Once again, we are pleased to extend this invitation to become a part of the world class Education Programs at Pitt-Johnstown.

Mary Moxim

Go to this website:

***ATTENTION SAT Information:

These scholarships are now open for your juniors:

Build Your College List: $500

Practice for the SAT®: $1,000

These steps will assist your students as they head into summer and work on plans for college while they prepare for senior year. Access the resources and handouts booklet for lesson plans that can be modified for virtual delivery. You can also share this 3 Ways to Plan for College and Earn Scholarships from Home This Spring (.pdf/566.87 KB) flyer with your students while they're working remotely.

To ensure students will have opportunities to take the SAT® to make up for this spring's lost administrations, we've added a new SAT administration on Saturday, September 26, 2020. This administration date will be for the SAT only (no SAT Subject Tests™ are available). Sunday testing for religious reasons will be available on September 27, 2020. Visit our SAT website for additional updates.


Seniors: See the information below!!!
Scholarship opportunity!!

NEW INFORMATION for Seniors or Juniors!!!!

*Additional Information from PHEAA


PA School Services Reminders:

  • Financial Aid Videos – Looking for online resources for students and families? Check out our short financial aid videos that focus on different subjects of interest.
  • Special Circumstances – We provide special processing to students from families who have suffered a loss of income by re-evaluating your financial need based on your unique circumstances. Special processing may also be extended to those whose family had extraordinary, unreimbursed medical/dental expenses. Obtain reduced income forms or medical expense forms by: Downloading them from the State Grant Documents and Forms page.

**The following email came to me today. It is a link to some online mental health services, such as talking to someone about an issue you may have.

We are now offering all districts and schools in the US access to a Mental Health Education module at no cost. This learning activity is recognized by the Florida District of Education as a valuable resource for grade 6-12 students, and given the current global crisis, it is more important than ever.

Additionally, we’ve added a COVID-19 Awareness and Prevention module. These activities can be done at home, on any device, and will engage learners to build knowledge and awareness in these critical topics. Educators can easily assess student progress.

It's an easy 2-steps to get started:

  1. Sign up at
  2. To get students started, share these instructions with them.

Educators and/or parents wishing to learn more can sign up here for a demonstration or visit our website.