ALHS Counseling Center
Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!
ALHS School Counseling Program Vision Statement
The vision of the school counseling program at Abraham Lincoln High School is that all students graduate career and college ready in ways that represent their unique skills and abilities and allow them to reach their full potential as contributing members of our global society. ALHS students are engaged lifelong learners who demonstrate characteristics of PRIDE (Persevering, Respectful, Involved, Dependable, Empowered) and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement in themselves and their communities.
ALHS School Counseling Program Mission Statement
The school counseling program at Abraham Lincoln High School is committed to promoting a culture of academic excellence, fostering college and career preparedness, and encouraging social/emotional growth for all students in collaboration with school personnel, parents, and community members. School Counselors, as an integral part of the Abraham Lincoln High School community, will support all students equitably in acquiring the skills and accessing the necessary tools to create an individual academic and post-secondary plan, become college and career ready, and contribute, as productive citizens, in our diverse and ever changing society.
Mental Health Resources
If you need immediate support or want to help a friend/family member get support, call or text the following numbers:
Meet our School Counselors!
Class of 2022
Dalia Flores attended Colorado State University for her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Counseling at the University of Colorado- Denver. Dalia is a proud graduate of Denver Public Schools and has been working for the district in different capacities since 2011. This is Dalia’s second year at Abraham Lincoln High School. Additionally, Dalia is an adjunct professor for the Counseling masters program at CU Denver. Dalia’s family is from Durango, Mexico. She is a native Spanish speaker. During her free time, Dalia enjoys spending time with her family and friends!
Class of 2023
Michele White received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ursinus College in PA. She began working in the mental health field and later got her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in VA. After working in various settings for 13 years including inpatient psychiatric, outpatient counseling centers, and doing assessments, Michele attended University of Georgia and earned an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling. She worked as a high school counselor for 13 years in the Atlanta area and relocated to Colorado 3 years ago. This is her third year at ALHS. In her free time, Michele enjoys spending as much time outside as possible, especially with her dogs. She loves to travel often (she is also a professional cruise planner/agent) and particularly enjoys cruising in the Caribbean and spending time with friends and family.
Class of 2024
Heather Ray grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William and Mary, earning a BS in Psychology. She spent most of her time there running on their Division 1 Cross Country and Track teams. Once she headed off to Colorado, she attended Denver Seminary and earned her MA in Counseling. This is my 12th year at Abraham Lincoln High School, and my 12th year as a School Counselor. I love the Lincoln community and have never left once I landed here! Outside of school, I love spending time with my family. My daughter is finishing up High School this year, and my son is a first year Buff at CU Boulder. My passion is running, specifically exploring the trails in the mountains, and teaching 1st grade students in Sunday School.
Class of 2025
Niko Cunningham was born and raised in western Colorado and has lived in Denver for 15 years. He earned his bachelors degree in Human Services from Metropolitan Sate University in Denver. He went on to complete his master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2019. Niko has over 10 years experience working with youth, including 5 years as an adolescent substance use counselor and has worked for several school districts as a student support staff and restorative justice coordinator. He enjoys volunteering in the Denver community around issues of social justice and community equity. On his free time, Niko likes to spend time with friends, going to concerts, and watching sports.