Welcome to

Dysart High School's

Guidance & Counseling Department

Dysart High School Counselors are part of the Academic Team

Our mission is to assist every student in recognizing his or her potential and engage every opportunity to progress toward academic and personal success. We work with the individual student and families toward this objective. Our priority is in guiding students to discover their own passion for learning, work and life.

Dysart Unified School District’s high schools’ guidance and counseling programs are guided by the ASCA National Model framework. This model shifts attention away from what the counselor does and focuses on how students benefit from having counselors in the school. This approach provides students with the competencies they need to be successful in school, in a career, and in relationships. Counselors and staff work with all the students to facilitate successful demonstration of competencies in the Educational, Career, and Personal/Social Domains. All counselors work with students in the following areas toward these objectives:

  • Educational planning

  • Academic support

  • Post-secondary planning

  • Career guidance

  • Accountability

  • Prevention

  • Interventions

  • Ongoing student support

We hope that students and families will take advantage of all of the services that the Dysart High School Counseling Staff has to offer. We have four Guidance Counselors and a Social Worker on staff. Our Guidance Counselors are listed below:

Mrs. Kerri Warren - 9th Grade A-K & 11th Grade A-L ~ Exceptional Students 9th & 11th grade, West-MEC

t: 623-876-7553 e: kerri.warren@dysart.org

Mr. Henry Mendoza - 9th Grade L-Z, 11th Grade M-Z ~ All AVID

t: 623-876-7543 e: henry.mendoza@dysart.org

Mrs. Jessica Lown- 10th Grade A-M ,12th Grade A-L ~ All Gifted Students, AP testing and Dual Enrollment

t:623-876-7517 e: jessica.lown@dysart.org

Dr. Monica Coste - 10th Grade N-Z & 12th Grade M-Z ~ Exceptional Students 10th & 12th grade, Sundown

t: 623-876-7531 e: pusa.coste@dysart.org

Mrs.Sunny Resch - Assistant Principal-Curriculum

Our Social Worker is:

Tami DiMascio

t: 623-876-7584 e: tami.dimascio@dysart.org

Please contact any of the Guidance and Counseling Staff to assist you with any academic questions or concerns that you have. Counselors are available on school days from 7:00 am until 2:30 pm. Students are encourage to visit during their lunch hours to schedule an appointment. Parents may email or call their student directly with any concerns or questions.

Cristina Cisneros-Administrative Secretary for Curriculum

t: 623-876-7513 e: Cristina.cisneros@dysart.org

Mrs. Sherrie Klemmetson-Registrar

t: 623-876-7522 e: sherrie.klemmetson@dysart.org

Mrs. Susan Macias -Registrar

t: 623-876-7577 e: susan.macias@dysart.org

We look forward to working with you throughout this school year!