Counseling Department

Hey Spartans! We are so glad to see you back in person! We are here to support you so come by and visit. Quick reminder: Always stay up to date and continue to check both your DPS student email and your Schoology Messages for important information!

Ms. Taylor

8th to 9th Grade Transition Counselor

Ms. Gleason

Last Names A-D

Mrs. Kennedy

Last Names E-L

Mrs. Thompson

Last Names M-Q

and Students with IEPs

Mr. Anderson

Last Names R-Z

Academic Supports

Career and College Planning

Social and Emotional Supports

ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR).

Advice from your Counselors for successful on-line learning:

  1. Create a daily schedule. You should stick to your normal routine as much as possible. Wake up at the same time that you normally would and save the sleeping in for the weekends. After the school day is over, get away from technology for a bit before starting in on your homework. Make sure you do something active every day. Schedule in dinner and family time as well.

  2. Get up and move in between classes. It is even better if you can walk outside for a minute just for some fresh air. Do some jumping jacks or have a mini dance party--something to get your blood flowing. This will help to give you a burst of energy, wake up your body and brain, and get you ready to settle in for your next class.

  3. Create a workspace (not your bed!). It can be a desk, a table, or a space in your home that’s dedicated to your schoolwork and is as distraction-free as possible. Make it comfortable because you will be spending a lot of time there. Add a plant or two. Put some photos or a cool drawing up.

  4. Get dressed every day. I know, I know--hanging out in your pjs all day sounds awesome, but putting on some regular clothes helps us shift into a work mindset and be more productive.

  5. Don't spend all day on a screen! Find a balance and give your eyeballs a break.