Summit Ridge Middle School Counseling and Mental Health Support Team

Mr. Justin Obermeyer-6th grade Counselor and career pathways

Mrs. Amy Beth Woodruff-7th grade Counselor and transition

Mr. Chad Molina -8th grade Counselor, department manager and Hawk Leader

Ms. Melissa Romero-Social Emotional Learning Specialist and GT Liaison-

Ms. Sarah Elkins-School Social Worker

November Announcements:

Parent and Mental Health Team Coffee
November 17th @7:45 click here for zoom link.

If you are unable to enter the waiting room please call 303.982.9012 for support.

Counselor's Host Lunch Bunch on 11/20 at 12:00. Please see grade level counselor's google classroom or daily agendas for links to join.

Quick Resources:

Click here to listen to Nicholas D. Thompson

This is a podcast for parents. Each week, Nick Thompson – a therapist specializing in adolescence for over a decade – tackles topics impacting adolescents and provides insight and tips for parents. If you want to improve your relationship with your preteen, teenager, or young adult, then this podcast is for you. Nick is passionate about assisting parents in realizing adolescence is a time of great opportunity and not just a phase to survive. Nick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has been working with youth and their families for over 12 years in a variety of settings including middle and high schools, private practice, residential treatment facilities, and detention centers. Nick has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys facilitating trainings and giving presentations to staff of school districts, middle and high school students, and parents.

Summit Ridge Middle School ASCA Mission Statement

Our mission is to successfully prepare every student for high school and beyond by delivering an effective comprehensive school guidance program in a safe and positive learning environment. As school counselors, we are professional and skilled advocates who employ best practices in providing support and resources to maximize student potential, academic achievement, and post secondary success. The comprehensive school guidance program we deliver allows students to explore and develop competencies in three domains: academic, career, and social/emotional. We collaboratively work with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to ensure that all students have the opportunity to develop these competencies and experience success. We will encourage the development of self-knowledge, interpersonal skills, academic achievement, and career awareness for all students.


Counseling opportunities are provided for students in individual, small group, and classroom settings. Counselors meet weekly with interdepartmental teams, facilitating communication between teachers, administration and parents about students' academic issues and social/emotional needs. We are available to parents for telephone and in-person conferences, as well as to students to address individual concerns.

The counselors' offices are located behind the clinic in the main office. Students and parents are invited to visit the counseling department anytime, although appointments are encouraged so that we may better address your student's needs.

What We Do :

Social/Emotional Support

Crisis Counseling

Academic Support

After School Plans

Career Awareness/Exploration

Career Fair

Classroom Presentations

Conflict Mediation


Goal Setting

Individual Counseling Needs Assessment


Parent Conferences

Parent Support


Student Recognition

Team Support

Warren Tech Field Trip

Work Permits