Devon Collins: Boy Meets World’s Guidance Counselor

Devon Collins appears as a John Adams High School guidance counselor in Boy Meets World during Season 3, Episode 4, He Said, She Said. The episode represents her first day on the job and, ultimately, her last.

As a new member of the school’s faculty, Collins relates to the students more intimately than a typical faculty member. The new counselor explains to Shawn that she took a gap year before college to travel.

Though her intentions are pure, her honesty prompts Shawn to develop a “travel bug” based on her experiences. Shawn decides to flee Philadelphia, drop out of high school, and travel to Paris.

Of course, in Shawn’s case, he foolishly buys a bus ticket to Paris, TX, rather than a plane ticket to France. After Mr. Turner convinces Shawn to return home, Devon Collins confronts Shawn about his misinterpretation.

Although the storyline resolves with Ms. Collins and her students on good terms, she never reappears on Boy Meets World.

Who is Devon Collins?

Devon Collins is a guidance counselor at John Adams High School in Boy Meets World. Her most notable interaction occurs with Shawn Hunter, whom she mistakenly inspires to travel to Paris.

What Episodes Are Devon Collins in?

  • Season 3, Episode 4: He Said, She Said

Who Does Devon Collins Interact With on Boy Meets World?

Devon Collins interacts with Shawn Hunter, Jonathon Turner, and Cory Matthews in her single Boy Meets World episode. Her interaction with Shawn proves to be essential to the episode’s plot and storyline.

Shawn Hunter

After skipping school, Mr. Turner demands that Shawn see the new guidance counselor. Shawn expects the counselor to be an old stuffy man who preaches cliched advice about the value of education. 

He is surprised when to see the younger and more attractive woman, Devon Collins identify herself as the new guidance counselor. Shawn smittenly introduces himself and says, “Guide me.”

Shawn and Ms. Collins review his transcript and history, including his upbringing with his father, Chet. They arrive at the topic of college, where Shawn seems less than enthused about his chances of higher education.

After Ms. Collins empathizes with Shawn by sharing her similar feelings after high school, she explains that she took a year off before college to travel Europe, including living in Spain for six months.

Shawn mistakenly takes her anecdote as an encouragement to drop out of high school and travel the world. Of course, he does not verbalize these plans to Ms. Collins and instead decides only to confide in Cory.

Jonathon Turner

After Cory reveals to Mr. Turner that Shawn took off, Turner confronts Devon Collins about her interaction with Shawn. When she outlines the conversation, she realizes Shawn took her words out of context. 

Mr. Turner seems to scold her for mentioning her year off in Europe. However, Ms. Collins correctly retorts that she only spent half an hour with Shawn and that Turner’s lived with him for 4 months. 

Cory Matthews

As Mr. Turner tracks down Shawn at the bus station, Cory stays in Ms. Collins’s office to discuss his feelings and inner conflicts regarding the ordeal with Shawn Hunter.

However, Cory goes overboard by treating the guidance counselor like a talk therapist, revealing his clown dreams and deep-rooted insecurities.

While the scene is humorous, Ms. Collins explains to Cory that she’s not that type of counselor. Soon, Shawn and Turner return to the school, resolving the storyline.

Who Played Devon Collins on Boy Meets World?

Amy Leland portrays Devon Collins in Boy Meets World. Leland’s other notable credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Smart Guy, and the 2013 X-Men movie, where she serves as the voice of the Cerebro device.

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