Mrs.  Varvel

Phone: (217) 362-3360


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's in Educational Psychology-2007

Mrs. Varvel

About Me


Hello! My name is Leah Varvel.  I am happy to introduce myself as the counselor at Harris and Muffley Elementary Schools.  

       I grew up in Sherman, Illinois and attended Williamsville School District.  I received my teaching degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  I have spent the majority of my school counseling career in Southern Illinois.  I have had experience as a pre-school teacher, therapist and school counselor.  My experience has put me in a great position here at at Muffley and Harris to help your children and local schools. With the bulk of my experience spent happily at the high school level, I am excited to use my knowledge from all areas of work and cannot wait to begin!   

       I received my master’s degree in Educational Psychology (M.Ed.) in School Counseling in 2007.  I am really enjoying my role in encouraging all the children to strive for their personal best.  I am thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents whom I so highly regard.  

       My spare time is spent with my husband, Josh, and our two wonderful (most days:) children.  Our son, Jonah, just turned nine and is a fourth grader.  Our daughter, Ellie, is four and attends pre-school.

      Please do not hesitate to contact me for assistance.  Wishing everyone a great 2017-2018 school year!