Welcome to the Ottawa High School Counseling Department.

OHS Counselor's Mission Statement

The mission of the Ottawa High School counseling department is to provide all students with an equitable and engaging environment that fosters students' growth in academic, career, and social emotional domains. OHS counselors advocate, collaborate and facilitate individual and systemic change to ensure that every student has the knowledge and skills necessary for academic and personal success. The OHS counseling department works to collaborate with staff members, parents, and the community to ensure student growth as productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Ashley BuxtonCounseorLast Name A-J 785-229-8020, ext. 2139
Test Coordinator - ACT, PSAT, State Assessment Scholarship CoordinatorSenior Sponsor
Tonya CoffmanRegistrar
coffmant@usd290.org785-229-8020, ext. 2127
TranscriptsEducation VerificationFamily Information Coordinator
Karah GearhartStudent Support SpecalistLast Name K-Z
gearhartk@usd290.org785-229-8020, ext. 2198
Test Coordinator - MAP, PSAT, ASPIRE
Stella TharpCollege and Career Readiness Specialist
tharps@usd290.org785-229-8020, ext. 2119
Individual Plans of StudyXelloTest Coordinator - Work KeysEducator's Rising SponsorCTE CoordinatorPerkins CoordinatorWork-Based Learning Coordinator

Celisa RedingSocial Worker

Angie GillSchool Psychologist
gilla@usd290.org785-229-8020, ext. 2144
Leslie HarmonCommunities in SchoolsSite Coordinator
harmonl@usd290.org785-229-8020, ext. 2169