Meet Our Team

Amber Ballard, Counseling Office Administrative Assistant

For general questions regarding the Counseling Office or College and Career Center.

512-570-1223

amber.ballard@leanderisd.org


Cyndee Burkett, Registrar & PEIMS Specialist

Maria Howard, Registrar

They can help with the following specific needs, as well as many others not listed.

  • Enrollment
  • Withdrawals
  • Student records
  • txConnect support

You may contact Mrs. Burkett at cyndee.burkett@leanderisd.org or 512-570-1231 or Mrs. Howard at maria.howard@leanderisd.org or 512-570-1230 to schedule an enrollment appointment. Please see "New to CPHS" for more information regarding registration.


Counselors

The counselors can help with the following specific needs, as well as many others not listed:

  • College and Career Planning
  • Academic Planning
  • Crisis support
  • Social/Emotional support

Please contact the counselor for your student's last name.


Christina Hollander, Lead Counselor, Last names A-Bp

512-570-1219

christina.hollander@leanderisd.org


Jacque Pittz, Last names Br-Fl

512-570-1269

jacque.pittz@leanderisd.org


James Sullivan, Last names Fo-J

512-570-1220

james.sullivan@leanderisd.org


Kelli Taylor, Last names K-Mi

512-570-1229

kelli.taylor@leanderisd.org


Lisa Semper, Last names Mo-Sc

512-570-1221

lisa.semper@leanderisd.org


Thomas Kahlich, Last names Se-Z

512-570-1222

thomas.kahlich@leanderisd.org



Chriss Hexter, College and Career Transition Coordinator

512-570-1243

chriss.hexter@leanderisd.org

Our CCTC works with students as they transition into and out of high school.

  • Austin Community College Dual Credit classes
  • TSI and ASVAB testing
  • Sub campus courses
  • Texas Scholars
  • COOL Week
  • Assists counselors as we work with students through the process of College and Career Research and the Application Process.


Sallye Swan, Special Programs Team Lead

512-570-1226

sallye.swan@leanderisd.org

Ms. Swan collaborates with the alpha Counselors to make sure students are on track for graduation and future career paths. She also leads the Special Education program, families can reach out to her for information about ARD meetings and tracking teachers.


David Hilsenteger, 504 and Testing Coordinator

512-570-1228

david.hilsenteger@leanderisd.org

Contact Mr. Hilsenteger to request info about 504 services, state testing, Response to Intervention, and for SAT and ACT testing accommodations.