Grade(s): Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

The mission of the Westlake Middle School Counseling Program is to promote a positive mindset for all students to grow personally, academically and professionally.

Meeting your Counselors

Need to meet with your 7TH Grade Counselor (Ms. Cochran)?  Click here

Need to meet with your 8TH Grade Counselor (Mr. Austin)? Click here
Need to meet with your 6TH Grade Counselor (Ms. Smith)? Click here
                               Staff Access
                          Student Access


Danny Austin
8th grade counselor

Candice Smith
6th grade counselor

Kathy Cochran
7th grade counselor

School Psychologist

School Social Worker

School Registrar

Sandy Zarifa

Dawn Kazeck

Jeanne Morrison

Tips for Tough Times

  • Reach out.  Tell someone how you're feeling.  Ask for help.
  • Be patient with yourself.  Give yourself enough time to work through what you're feeling.
  • Focus on the solution-not the problem.
  • Eat healthy, get enough rest and exercise!  You will begin to feel better and your thoughts will be clearer.
  • Avoid using drugs or alcohol.  They will only make the problem worse.
  • You're an important part of the Adams 12 community!

Colorado Crisis Support: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

Resources and Links