Mental Health

The mental health/counseling team are available to support students for a variety of reasons. Supports include individual and group counseling, support groups, and post secondary planning (college, career, etc). We can also support students to identify their academic and social/emotional needs and collaborate with teachers, parents, or outside resources. 

Mental health/counseling professionals help to support individuals to understand the self and develop a positive self image, work collaboratively with teachers and staff, maintain effective relationships with peers and adults, and support classroom lessons that focus on social emotional needs and career readiness.

We can also support students with referrals outside of school. Resources may include food, clothing, medical, and long-term mental health resources.

Students can make an appointment either by calling/emailing/stopping by our offices, or you can fill out the form using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PPfOiN1LcsYH5SlzzoMG_7_6inOrCTwq9K1sshO-g4A


elisabeth

Elisabeth White 
KCAA Social Worker
Elisabeth_White@dpsk12.org         
720-424-0172
223CThis is my second year as KCAA School Social Worker, and it’s my 14th year with DPS. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I love being outdoors, hiking, camping, skiing, and feel at peace in the Mountains.

shannon

Shannon McKinney 
KCAA School Psychologist
shannon_mckinney@dpsk12.org
720-424-0150
223D
Pronouns she/her/hers
I am excited to be starting my second year here at KCAA.  I love the arts and feel that KCAA is a perfect fit for me. When I am not at school, I am usually running, hiking, cooking, painting, reading and spending time with my family. I look forward to working with the amazing students and staff at KCAA

tami

Tami Koenig
 Middle School Counselor
Room 223A
(720) 424-0153
tami_koenig@dpsk12.org                
This is my first year at KCAA. I am excited to be a dragon, and be a part of the KCAA community. This will be my 16th year as a counselor, and look forward to getting to know the staff, students and families at KCAA. I enjoy being outdoors, which includes hiking, biking, skiing, and paddleboarding.

jeremy

Jeremy Ernest
KCAA School Psychology Intern
Jeremy_Ernest@dpsk12.org 
Pronouns he/him/his
I am looking forward to this year at KCAA working under Mrs. McKinney. During my free time, I enjoy days at the park or a long hike with my dog Humphri. I look forward to learning more about the entire KCAA community and learning how to best support the students, staff and families.

Joslyn Forbes

Joslyn Forbes
KCAA Social Work Intern
joslyn_forbes@dpsk12.org 
I am eager to begin this year as a Social Work Intern with KCAA. Although most of my free time this year will be spent studying, I look forward to hiking, exploring, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to learning more about the school and getting to know the staff, students, and families.

Theresa

Theresa Wujcik
KCAA High School Counselor
theresa_wujcik@dpsk12.org
223B, 720-424-0245
Pronouns  she/her/hers 
This will be my second year as KCAA’s High School Counselor.  I am looking forward to helping all students develop and achieve their goals.  I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, watching movies, camping, gardening, and traveling.

Laeren Yates
KCAA Elementary School Counselor
Laeren_Yates@dpsk12.org
Room 012, 720-424-0165
Pronouns: she/her/hers
This is my first year at KCAA and the first year they have expanded counseling to their elementary school. I look forward to advocating for my students, and helping them achieve their goals. I enjoy sports, hiking, paddle boarding, and listening to music.


Tutoring Resources
MSU Denver Tutoring
Ms. Nino: LUZMARLIN_NINOMANTILLA@dpsk12.org
Mondays-Fridays 4-6 p.m.