Counseling

College and Career Counseling

The Northfield School Counselors work directly with students for their Academic Advising, College and Career Planning, Personal and Social Development, and can provide referral services as needed for a wide variety of issues.

 

Seniors and Senior Parents,
As your student begins their senior year, counselors will meet with seniors and parent(s) to look at their senior schedule and plan for the college application process and post-secondary options. These meetings will be 30 minutes in length and take place on selected days in September. Senior year is exciting and challenging – so we want to make sure your student is set up for success!
If we don’t see your name for a date by September 1, we will reach out to you personally to set a time.
In this meeting, we will discuss:
1) Courses your child needs to graduate from NHS
2) Other district requirements for graduation
3) Future plans including college applications, gap year options, potential career goals and majors, and opportunities to help them reach those goals
4) Any other concerns or questions
Seniors need to bring or be ready with the following:
1) A list of colleges or programs your student plans on applying to in the fall
2) Write down any questions you have before you come – so we make sure to get them answered
If a parent is unable to attend in person, we would like to have the student in the counselor’s office and the parent on speaker phone.
Please make sure, when signing up for a time, that you will be available by phone if not available in person.
We look forward to meeting with you, and working with your child throughout senior year!
Please use the following links to set up an appointment for your senior’s meeting:
Northfield Counselors
Julie DeGuire – last names A – G: Sign up HERE
Jared Lewis – last names H – O: Sign up HERE
Ashley Odekirk – last names P – Z: Sign up HERE

 

School Counselors:

Julie DeGuire – last names A – G: julie_deguire@dpsk12.org
Jared Lewis – last names H – O: jared_lewis@dpsk12.org
Ashley Odekirk – last names P – Z: ashley_odekirk@dpsk12.org

 

Links

 

Mental Health Counseling

Meeting the social and emotionally needs of students is a crucial part of teaching student resiliency in the face of challenges and preparing students for academic success in high school and beyond. Any student or guardian may request counseling for their student and counselors meet with students individually and in small groups to discuss a range of issues including anxiety, grief and loss, body image, and anger management. Northfield also partners with several organizations to provide preventative, strengths-based programming for students including Sources of Strength, Girl’s Inc., Judi’s House, Colorado Youth Matters, Ambassadors of Compassion, and Project PAVE. The NHS Wellness Team, in partnership with the Stapleton Foundation, is comprised of guardians, students and school staff who work collaboratively to bring wellness initiatives to Northfield.

Mental Health and School Support Team

Meghan O’Connor
School Psychologist
P: 720-423-8092
MEGHAN_OCONNOR@dpsk12.org

Sierra Dawkins
School Social Worker
P: 720-423-8026
SIERRA_DAWKINS@Dpsk12.org

Julia Ethier
School Nurse
P: 720-423-8028
JULIA_ETHEIR@dpsk12.org