DDHS Counseling Department

 

Welcome to the David Douglas High School Counseling Office!

Mission:

As an integral part of the education program, David Douglas High School Counselors work to empower all students through academic, career, social emotional and community engagement opportunities.  Counselors partner with families, staff and communities to ensure that all students can learn, grow and thrive.

As licensed counselors, we provide counseling services that are based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model (www.schoolcounselor.org).  As a reminder we meet with students for a variety of reasons including anxiety, depression, frustrations with friends, family challenges, academic support, career exploration, college support, class planning, graduation requirements, family resources (including housing, food, and clothing) and more.

Not sure where to go with your question?  Email your counselor!

Counselors are divided by student’s last name:

Zachary Pace

Zachary Pace
he/him
Student Last Name: A – B
Office: (503) 261-8349
zachary_pace@ddsd40.org

 


Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt
she/her
Department Chair
Student Last Name: C – Dn
Office: (503) 261-8319
sarah_hunt@ddsd40.org

 


Virginia Rose
Student Last Name: Do – Hd
Office: (503) 261-8259
virginia_rose@ddsd40.org

 


Viridiana AlmanzaViridiana Almanza
Habla Español
Student Last Name: He – Leh
Office: 
viri_negrete-almanza@ddsd40.org

 


Sabrina Sommer

Sabrina Sommer
she/her
Habla Español

Student Last Name: Lei – M
Office: (503) 261-8351
sabrina_sommer@ddsd40.org

 


Kagan Young

Kagan Young
he/him
Habla Español
Student Last Name: N – Q
Office (503) 261-8370
kagan_young@ddsd40.org

 


Candace Ruscitti

Candace Ruscitti
she/her
Student Last Name: R – Ta
Google Voice: (601) 272-8633
Office: (503) 261-8321
candace_ruscitti@ddsd40.org

 


Chris McHoneChris McHone
she/her
Student Last Name: Tb – Z
Google Voice: (601) 283-2267
Office: (503) 261-8320
christine_mchone@ddsd40.org

 


Caty Buckley

Caty Buckley
she/her
School Social Worker

Google Voice: (724) 497-2332
Office: (503) 262-4474
caty_buckley@ddsd40.org

 


Laura Alexander
Social Worker
Office: 503-261-4470
laura_alexander@ddsd40.org


Jo Sinclair

Jo Sinclair
she/her
Counseling Secretary
503-261-8348
jo_sinclair@ddsd40.org

 


Counseling Secretary
503-261-8322
tara_williams@ddsd40.org

 


We have 3 mental health therapists from Trillium Family Services who work with DDHS students. Students interested in working with them should contact their school counselor for a referral. Learn more about our Trillium counselors in this PDF


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