•  Welcome to Casteel's Counseling Department 

    Casteel High School has received the Recognized American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Model Program (RAMP) designation. The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. Honorees are awarded for aligning their program with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, a framework for a data-informed school counseling program. Casteel High School is one of four programs that are currently designated in Arizona.

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    Counselors work with students, parents, and staff to ensure student success at Casteel High School. Counselors provide developmental and preventative support for students' lifelong learning. Counselors will have contact with students throughout the year through a variety of lessons and presentations that are tailored to address academic, personal, social, and post-high school interests. Students are assigned to counselors based on their last name and grade level.

     How to schedule an appointment with your Counselor:

    We have a couple of ways to request to see your counselor ~ There are QR codes in every classroom, bathroom and locker room that you can scan to request to see your counselor. There are also slips at Mrs. Waaramaa's desk and the JH counseling office to fill out. Students should not come down during class time to make an appointment or to see a counselor, except in an emergency.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

    Stephanie Waaramaa, Secretary to the Counseling Department

    (480) 424-8116

    Steph

     

Hope Williams- Social Worker

Social Worker
  • Mrs. Williams was born in Arizona and raised in New Mexico. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Arizona State University in 2017. She started her career in social work by working in child welfare for four years. In 2022, she obtained her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University, during which time she interned with a community mental health agency providing therapy to children and adolescents. Mrs. Williams is in her 2nd year at Casteel!

    Email: Hope Williams

Liz Glascom- 7th-8th Counselor A-G

Liz
  • Ms. Glascom was born and raised in Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication. She then attended Grand Canyon University and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Professional Counseling. Ms. Glascom worked in the Child Welfare system, with a focus on foster children, for 8 years before joining Casteel. This is Ms. Glascom's 5th year as a junior high counselor at Casteel. Ms. Glascom loves being a Casteel Colt!

    Email: Liz Glascom

Jenna Shear- 7th-8th Counselor H-N

Jenna
  • Mrs. Shear graduated from the University of Wyoming and received her Bachelors in Gender Studies. She continued her education at Capella University to obtain her Masters of School Counseling. Mrs. Shear worked in the developmental disabilities field before school counseling. This is Mrs. Shear’s 4th year as a school counselor but her first year as a Casteel Colt.

    Email: Jenna Shear

Christy Cunico- 7th-8th Counselor O-Z

Christy Cunico
  • Ms. Cunico was raised in New Mexico and received her Bachelors of Science in Family Studies and her Masters in Counseling at the University of New Mexico.  She has worked for 23 years as a school counselor.  She loves being a Colt and working at Casteel!

    Email: Christy Cunico

Amy Beth Woodruff- 9th Counselor A-Z

Woodruff
  • Mrs. Woodruff recently relocated to the Chandler/Gilbert area from Lakewood, Colorado. She earned her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Art Education through the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Mrs. Woodruff began her education career in Kansas City, Kansas area, as a middle school art teacher. She then returned to Colorado where she continued in education, making the move from Art Teacher to Counselor in 2016.  Mrs. Woodruff has both middle school and high school art and counseling experience. She earned her Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix (Colorado Campus) in 2011. She is very excited about joining the Casteel Counseling Team.

    Email: Amy Beth Woodruff

Hailey Tyler- 10th-12th Counselor A-E

Tyler
  • Mrs. Tyler was born and raised in Arizona.  She received her bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in Education with a Minor in Dance. In 2001,  Mrs. Tyler began her teaching career at Higley High School.  Over the last 21 years as a Knight, she has continued educating dancers as the dance director for 15 years and spiritline director for 11 years.  During her coaching career, she also coached the Mesa Community College cheer team for eight years. Mrs. Tyler recently received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling and is in her 2nd year at Casteel.   After many decades using her creativity in the classroom, she is excited to utilize it in providing for the Casteel students. Go Colt’s! 

    Email: Hailey Tyler

Sarah Marin- 10th-12th Counselor F-K

Pierson
  • Mrs. Marin was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and received her Bachelors in Social Work from Western Illinois University.  Continuing her education with a Masters in School Counseling from National-Louis University. Mrs. Marin has 7 years of community mental health previous to school counseling. This is Mrs. Marin’s 4th year as a school counselor coming from Mesa. Mrs. Marin feels every student should be given the opportunity to learn and grow academically and socially. She is here to work together on figuring it all out! Go Colts.  

    Email: Sarah Marin

Carrie Salazar - 10th-12th Counselor L-Q

Carrie Shropshire
  • Ms. Salazar is in her 21st year as a School Counselor.  She was born and raised in Arizona and attended Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe.  She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies.  She then attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Master's of Counseling.  She worked for 5 years at Fees Middle School (now named Fees College Preparatory Middle School) in Tempe and worked 7 years at Payne Jr. High School before becoming a Casteel Colt when the school first opened in 2015.

    Email: Carrie Salazar (formerly Shropshire)

Randee Clifford- 10th-12th Counselor R-Z

Rachel
  • Ms. Clifford was born and raised in Arizona and attended Bradshaw Mountain High School. She obtained her Bachelor's of Psychology with a Minor in Adolescents, Community, and Education from the University of Arizona in 2017. She then continued her education at the University of Arizona and graduated with a Master's of Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling in 2022. This is Ms. Clifford's second year as a high school counselor. She previously worked at Desert View High School in Tucson. Ms. Clifford is excited about joining the Casteel team!

    Email: Randee Clifford