•  Welcome to Casteel's Counseling Department

    Counseling Department

     Click here to meet your Casteel Counseling team!

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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 first year as a Casteel Colt and she is looking forward to experiencing the Casteel culture with students, parents, and staff.

    Email: Kyleen Miller

Liz Glascom- JH Counselor A-GLA

  • 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 is excited to become a Colt!

    Email: Liz Glascom

Christy Cunico- JH Counselor GLE-MO

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 17 years as a High School counselor.  She loves being a Colt and working at Casteel!

    Email: Christy Cunico

Tracey Mahon- JH Counselor MU-Z

Tracey Mahon
  • Ms. Mahon (pronounced Mann) graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in secondary education.  She taught social studies, physical education, and business for nine years.  Ms. Mahon earned her masters degree in School Counseling from Ottawa University and she has been a high school counselor for eight years.  


Jennifer Johnson- HS Counselor A-DAU

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 8 years experience as a school counselor, and has worked with students in junior high as well as high school. 

    Email: Jennifer Johnson

Marsie Shealey- HS Counselor DAV-HOG

  • Mrs Shealey is in her 14th year as a school counselor. She has her Bachelor's degree from California State University, Chico with a double major in Child Development and Psychology. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Prior to education, Mrs. Shealey spent 14 years in health care working as a Certified Child Life Specialist. Mrs. Shealey has two boys, one will be a Junior at ASU studying film and the other will start his freshman year at NAU to study astronomy. Mrs Shealey started her career in education at Maricopa High School before working in CUSD at Perry High. She left Perry for a brief 2 years and went to work in Tempe where her children went to school. She is very excited to return to CUSD where she truly feels at "home!"

    Email: Marsie Shealey

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 been Casteel’s College & Career Specialist for the past three years. She recently earned a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Ottawa University and is excited to begin her first year as a high school high counselor.

    Email: Rachel O'Brien

Carrie Shropshire- HS Counselor MIL-SCH

Carrie Shropshire
  • Mrs. Shropshire is in her 17th 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. 

    Email: Carrie Shropshire

Jessica Burt- HS Counselor SCO-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 6th year as a high school counselor.

    Email: Jessica Burt