•  Welcome to Casteel's Counseling Department

    Counseling Department

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    Counselors work with staff, students and parents to ensure student success at Casteel High. Counselors provide developmental and preventative guidance for student's life-long learning. Counselors will have contact with students throughout the year through a variety of lessons and presentations 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:

    Students do not need an appointment to see their counselor before/after school or during their lunch, but keep in mind that counselors may already have appointments scheduled during those times. Parents and students may click here to email Stephanie Waaramaa, Counseling Secretary, at to schedule an appointment with the appropriate counselor. Students should not come down during class time to make an appointment or to see a counselor, except in an emergency.

    Stephanie Waaramaa, Secretary to Counseling Department

    (480) 424-8116


Kyleen Miller- Social Worker

  • Ms. Miller was raised in Tucson, Arizona. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development, and a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University. Ms. Miller worked in the child welfare field for two years before working with vulnerable adults. After discovering that her passion was working with adolescents, Ms. Miller went to work with adolescents in a mental health setting. This is her second year as a Casteel Colt and enjoys working with Casteel students, parents, and staff.

    Email: Kyleen Miller

Liz Glascom- JH Counselor A-KI

  • 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 has worked within the Child Welfare system for eight years with a focus on foster children in junior high and high school.   Ms. Glascom loves being a Casteel Colt!

    Email: Liz Glascom

Christy Cunico- JH Counselor KI-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 19 years as a School counselor.  She loves being a Colt and working at Casteel!

    Email: Christy Cunico

Jennifer Johnson- HS Counselor A-DAV

Jen Johnson
  • Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in the Southwest most of her life.  She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Journalism.  After working in different facets of education, she decided to continue her own education and received a Master's degree in School Counseling from Capella University.  Mrs. Johnson has 9 years experience as a school counselor, and has worked with students in junior high as well as high school. 

    Email: Jennifer Johnson

Mark Lavit- HS Counselor DAW-HOG

  • I am very excited to be part of the CCHS Team and look forward to working with your child. I have over 16 years of experience working in the behavioral health field and in education. I have worked in a variety of capacitices, which include clinical supervisor, integrated care manager, rehabilitation counselor, case manager, high school guidance counselor, and career counselor. I consider myself a life long learner and are currently seeking my doctoral degree in organizational leadership. When I am not working I am am usually with my two children who are in 3rd grade and Kindergarten. We love taking roads trips up north with our family dog and spending time with our horses. I look forward to a great year at CCHS! 

    Email: Mark Lavit

Rachel O'Brien- HS Counselor HOL-MIK

  • Ms. O’Brien was born and raised in Arizona.  She attended Missouri Southern State University, where she competed in track and field and earned a Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness.  She has worked as Casteel's very first College & Career Specialist for three years before earning her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Ottawa University. This is Ms. O'Brien's second year as a high school counselor at Casteel.

    Email: Rachel O'Brien

Carrie Shropshire- HS Counselor MIL-SCH

Carrie Shropshire
  • Mrs. Shropshire is in her 18th 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 Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies.  She then attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Masters 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 Shropshire

Jessica Burt- HS Counselor SCI-Z

Jessica Burt
  • Mrs. Burt was born and raised in Michigan.  She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Secondary Education; with a major in Biology and minors in both Chemistry and Psychology.  After teaching for five years, she spent ten years as a stay-at-home mom to her four children.  While raising her children, she continued her education and earned a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Capella University.  This will be Mrs. Burt’s 7th year as a high school counselor.

    Email: Jessica Burt