CiMS Counseling Dept.

Jill Bull : 8th grade 720-433-1357 | Valerie Fincher : 6th grade 720-433-1339 | Holly Laut : 7th grade 720-433-1372

Rose Walsh White : Groups 720-433-1404 | Jessica Zimmerman : Prevention 720-433-1309

Kellie Allen : Registrar 720-433-1405 | Jeannie McRae : Secretary 720-433-1365

Valerie Fincher - 6th Grade Counselor

Welcome 6th graders! I am so excited to meet and work with the 6th grade students as they embark on the journey through middle school. I look forward to getting to know each of my new students and families. I love middle school and I am happy to provide support to students throughout their time at CiMS; I am a resource for both parents and students. Please stop by and introduce yourself!

I grew up in California where I loved being near the beach. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in psychology from Cal State Fullerton and taught at a non public high school there for 7 years. I moved to Colorado in 2005 when my husband opened a business here so that we would have more family time together. At that time, I went back to school at University of Phoenix for my masters in counseling because my passion is working with kids. I enjoy swimming, biking, and time with my family.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at 720-433-1339 or vcfincher@dcsdk12.org. Valerie C. Fincher

Holly Laut - 7th Grade Counselor

Hello students and families! I am so excited to guide our 7th graders through Cimarron. I truly enjoy working with middle school students and I am looking forward to another year full of learning, growth, and fun! The wonderful students, caring and competent staff, and involved parents all contribute to make Cimarron a wonderful community, and I love being a part of it.

I grew up in Massachusetts about 45 minutes south of Boston and moved to Boulder Valley in 2009 and absolutely love living in Colorado! I managed an after school program for elementary school students while I went back to school for my master's degree in school counseling. I started working at Cimarron in 2014. I love running, hiking, and exploring the beauty of Colorado. I met my husband James here, we got married in 2016, adopted an adorable dog, and are enjoying life even more now that we have welcomed our daughter into the world! : )

I am a resource within the school for students and parents for various needs, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 720-433-1372 hmlaut@dcsdk12.org. Holly M. Laut

Jill Bull - 8th Grade Counselor

Welcome. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve on the planning team for Cimarron Middle School. This year I have the privilege of working with the Class of 2021. I will be working with teams Caspian, Mustang, and Palomino.

I grew up in Chicago and attended Illinois State University my first two years of college. Skiing and sunshine brought me to Colorado where I completed my undergraduate degree in education at the University of Northern Colorado. I taught fifth grade through eighth grade before pursuing a career as a counselor. I received my masters in counseling from the University of Phoenix. This is my 27th year working in Douglas County Schools. After beginning my teaching career as a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Franktown Elementary School, I opened Chaparral High School, Sierra Middle School, Legend High School, and Cimarron Middle School. My career highlight was being recognized as the Colorado Middle School Counselor of the Year.

I am here as a resource for you and your student. I encourage you to stop by, call, or email me if you have any questions. You may reach me at 720-433-1357 or jkbull@dcsdk12.org. Jill K. Bull

Rose Walsh-White - Group Counselor

Hello Cimarron Families, Staff, and Students! My name is Rose Walsh-White, and it is an honor and a pleasure to represent Cimarron this academic school year 2018/2019 as the Group Counselor! This is my third year working for DCSD, and my 20th year as a Public School Counselor. The majority of my public school work was done in Albuquerque, New Mexico prior to moving to Colorado.

I have been married to my husband Sean White for 20 years, and we have three children. My son Aidan is 18, and a freshman at Northwest University at Rangley, and Craig CO. My son Colin is 15 and a sophomore at Legend HS. My daughter, Poy, is in the 7th grade here at Cimarron. We are a busy family that participates in many sports, such as soccer, lacrosse, swimming, and wrestling. I am a lover of the outdoors, and enjoy running, hiking, and climbing. I am so excited to work with the students at Cimarron! Please share your ideas of group work that you would like to see happen and I will do my best to service all students at Cimarron in any capacity that serves them and our community in the best way possible!

You can contact me at 720-433-1404 or rose.walsh@dcsdk12.org. Rose Walsh-White

Jessica Zimmerman- Counselor for Prevention

I am very excited and honored to be able to continue work with the Cimarron community. Growing up in Fort Collins gave me a love of Colorado and all it has to offer. Camping and hiking with my dogs, especially during the summer months, is amazing in Colorado! I graduated from Ft Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with my BA in Psychology and then received my Masters in School Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado.

After moving to Denver in 2014, I worked with adults who have developmental disabilities and in welfare case management. My passion with middle school counseling was confirmed after an internship with Cimarron Middle School during my graduate studies and I have had the enormous privilege of returning through the State's Prevention Program under the title Counselor For Prevention (C4P). If you have any ideas you'd like to see implemented within our new Prevention Program at CiMS, I would love to hear from you.

Please see our Healthy Teen Series site for information on events from the Parker C4P Team.

Please feel free to contact me at 720-433-1309 or jessica.zimmerman1@dcsdk12.org. Jessica Zimmerman

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