CiMS Counseling Department

Emily Benson : 6th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1372 Email- ebenson@dcsdk12.org

Jill Bull : 7th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1357 Email- jkbull@dcsdk12.org

Valerie Fincher : 8th Grade Counselor Office- 720-433-1339 Email- vcfincher@dcsdk12.org

Catherine Scholz : Restorative Counselor Office- 720-433-1309 Email- cmscholz@dcsdk12.org

Rose Walsh White : Group Counselor Office- 720-433-1404 Email- rwalsh@dcsdk12.org

Kellie Allen : Registrar Office- 720-433-1405 Email- kallen25@dcsdk12.org

Secretary 720-433-1365


Emily Benson - 6th Grade Counselor

Hello! I am so excited to be the 6th grade counselor at Cimarron this school year!

I grew up outside of St. Louis and received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University. I then earned a Masters in Education from Ball State University. In 2012, I completed my Masters in School and Professional Counseling from Stephens College.

I spent several years as a Mental Health Specialist for a school district in Missouri before we chased the sunshine to Colorado in 2012. Since moving to Colorado, I've worked as a case worker for Arapahoe County, and I've also been a counselor in the district.

On a personal note, my husband, James, and I have twin daughters. When we aren't chauffeuring our daughters to and from activities, we love being outdoors with our three dogs.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out. I am looking forward to getting to know our students and families.

You may reach me at 720-433-1372 or ebenson@dcsdk12.org.

You can request to schedule a virtual meeting time here. You will receive an email in return including a google meets link when your requested time is confirmed.

Emily Benson

Jill Bull - 7th Grade Counselor

Welcome. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve on the planning team for Cimarron Middle School. I will be working with teams Appaloosa, Blazer, and LIpizzan.

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.

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.

You can request to schedule a virtual meeting time here. You will receive an email in return including a google meets link when your requested time is confirmed.

Jill K. Bull

Valerie Fincher - 8th Grade Counselor

Welcome back 8th graders! I am so excited to see you again! I look forward to meeting with any new students and work with the 8th grade students as they continue on the journey through middle school. I look forward to getting to know each of my 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 know that this will be an interesting year, I am available to students in the building, online, and eLearning students.

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.

You can request to schedule a virtual meeting time here. You will receive an email in return including a google meets link when your requested time is confirmed.

Valerie C. Fincher

Catherine Scholz- Restorative Counselor

Hello All! I am so excited to see everyone again this 2020- 2021! I look forward to helping your child go through the necessary steps of growth in middle school. Whatever lies ahead, we must go through it and not around it!

I have enjoyed being a part of Cimarron family since 2012.

I love Douglas County Schools and even attended elementary school in Sedalia!

On a personal note, I am married and have a daughter and son in college. I love volunteering, learning about history, tennis, hiking and reading.

You can request to schedule a virtual meeting time here. You will receive an email in return including a google meets link when your requested time is confirmed.

You can contact me at 720-433-1309 or cmscholz@dcsdk12.org.



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 2019/2020 as the Group Counselor! This is my fifth year working for DCSD, and my 22th 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 22 years, and we have three children. My son Aidan is 20, and a junior in college. My son Colin is 17 and a senior at CEC. My daughter Poy, is in the 9th grade at CEC. 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 click this link to request an appointment

. Rose Walsh-White