Welcome to the Westlake Counseling Department
Counseling supports the development of the whole child by advocating for academic, social/emotional, career and postsecondary needs and strives to develop life-long learners and productive citizens.
The counseling program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools works collaboratively with parents, community members and educators to empower every child, regardless of individual differences or obstacles, to ensure all students are prepared for meaningful, productive learning through a data-driven comprehensive K-12 school counseling program.
Westlake Counseling Department
***During online learning, you can contact any mental health team staff member via email. This is the best way to communicate with them. However, we have been asked to designate office hours where we are near our computer for you to contact us and recieve more immediate communication. Please see these office hours below.***
If you'd like to schedule a meeting, please click one of our names (link below) to your grade level counselor.
Kathy Cochran, 6th Grade Counselor - 720-972-5212, Kathy.Cochran@adams12.org
- Office hours: M-F 9-10am and 3-4pm
Candice Smith, 8th Grade Counselor - 720-972-5228, Candice.S.Smith@adams12.org
- Office Hours: M-F 9-10am and 3-4pm
Danny Austin, 7th Grade Counselor - 720-972-5213, Danny.Austin@adams12.org
- Office hours: M-12-2pm, T-12-2pm, W-10-1pm, TH-9-11am, F-10-12 noon
Dawn Kazeck, Social Worker - Dawn.M.Kazeck@adams12.org
- Office hours: M, W, F 9-11a & T, Th, 1-3p
- Want to set up a meeting with me? Go to calendly.com/kazeckwlms
Sandy Zarifa, School Psychologist - Sandra.Zarifa@adams12.org
- Office hours: M/W/F- 2-4, T/Th - 10-12
- Jeanne Morrison, Registrar - Jeanne.Morrison@adams12.org
6th grade parent orientation video from August 11, 2020