ALHS Counseling Center

Who is my Counselor?

Last names A-E: Ms. Flores 720-423-5058, 

Last names F-L: Ms. White  720-423-5062,

Last names M-Re: Ms. Ray 720-423-5061,

Last names Ri-Z: Mr. Cunningham 720-423-5260,

P-TECH students and College Intensive: Ms. Pineda 720-423-5028,

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!

Dalia Flores 

Last names A-E

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 fifth year at Abraham Lincoln High School. Dalia’s family is from Durango, Mexico. She is a native Spanish speaker. During her free time, Dalia enjoys spending time reading or running! 

Phone: 720-423-5058

Michele White

Last names F-L

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 4 years ago. This is her fourth 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 and particularly enjoys cruising in the Caribbean and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: 720-423-5062

Heather Ray

Last names M-Re

Heather Ray grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William and Mary, earning a BS in Psychology. She had always dreamed of living in Colorado, so she headed that way immediately after graduation.  Once there, she attended Denver Seminary and earned her MA in Counseling. This is her 13th year at Abraham Lincoln High School, and her 13th year as a School Counselor. She loves the ALHS students and community, and that has kept her at Lincoln for so many years.  Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family. Both of her kids are off at college - one at Colorado School of Mines and the other at CU Boulder. She loves running, specifically exploring the trails in the mountains, and teaching 1st grade students in Sunday School. 

Phone: 720-423-5061

Niko Cunningham

Last names Ri-Z

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. 

Phone: 720-423-5260 

Ibonne Pineda

P-TECH and College Intensive

Ibonne Pineda is Lincoln’s new School Counselor funded through the Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant from CDE. This three year grant supports ASCA implementation, ICAP completion and post-secondary readiness for our students. She is excited to join this community.

Her previous experience was as a 9th Grade Transition Counselor at JFK, and prior to that she was a middle school counselor at KCAA and Kepner Middle School. Ibonne is originally from Los Angeles and her family is from El Salvador, where she lived during her middle school years. Ibonne can’t wait to meet everyone and collaborate moving forward.  

Phone: 720-423-5028