CiMS Counseling Dept.

Jill Bull : 7th grade 720-433-1357  |  Valerie Fincher : 8th grade 720-433-1339  |  Holly Laut / Catherine Scholz : 6th 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
Holly Laut - 6th Grade Counselor (on Maternity Leave)

Hello students and families! I am so excited to guide our 6th 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 have been working at Cimarron for 3 wonderful years. I love running, hiking, and exploring the beauty of Colorado.  I met my husband James here and we got married last July and are enjoying life with our adorable dog Dina : )

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



Catherine Scholz - 6th Grade Counselor (Substitute for Holly Laut)


Hello!  My name is Catherine Scholz and I am thrilled to be back at Cimarron as a long term sub for Holly Laut. I am a former DCSD school counselor and am enjoying the opportunity to return to Cimarron this quarter! I grew up in Colorado and have lived in Douglas County most of my life. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a Master's in School Counseling from the University of Phoenix. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been married for 22 years and have a son who is a sophomore in high school and a daughter who is a freshman in college. I enjoy hiking, reading and traveling with my family.

Feel free to contact me at 720-433-1372 or or catherine.scholz@dcsdk12.org.  Catherine Scholz



Jill Bull - 7th 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 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.  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






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Valerie Fincher - 8th Grade Counselor
Welcome back 8th graders!  I am so excited continue with the 8th grade students 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 and biking, particularly with my family.

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

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 2017/2018 as the Group Counselor! This is my second year working for DCSD, and my 19th 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 19 years, and we have three children.  My son Aidan is 17, and a senior at Legend HS.  My son Colin is 14 and a freshman at Legend HS. My daughter, Poy, is in the 6th 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 - Prevention Counselor

As a new Counseling team member, I am very excited and honored to be able to 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 feel free to contact me at 720-433-1309 or jessica.zimmerman1@dcsdk12.org. Jessica Zimmerman