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!

Department Staff

Counselors are divided by student’s last name.

Zachary Pace (he/him)

Counselor
Student Last Name: A – Cam
Office: (503) 261-8349
zachary_pace@ddsd40.org

Alicia Wendler (she/her)

Counselor
Student Last Name: Dum – Hig
Office: (503) 261-8259
alicia_wendler@ddsd40.org

Mario De Ieso (he/him)

Counselor
Student Last Name: Liu-Ngo
Office: (503) 261-8351
mario_deieso@ddsd40.org

Candace Ruscitti (she/her)

Counselor
Student Last Name: Reo-Tee
Google Voice: (601) 272-8633 | Office: (503) 261-8321
candace_ruscitti@ddsd40.org

Caty Buckley (she/her)

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

Jo Sinclair (she/her)

Counseling Secretary
503-261-8348
jo_sinclair@ddsd40.org

Sarah Hunt (she/her)

Department Chair; Counselor
Student Last Name: Can – Dul
Office: (503) 261-8319
sarah_hunt@ddsd40.org

Viridiana Almanza (she/her)

Counselor
Habla Español
Student Last Name: Hih-Lit
Office: (503) 256-6500 ext. 8048
viri_negrete-almanza@ddsd40.org

Kagan Young (he/him)

Counselor
Habla Español
Student Last Name: Ngp-Ren
Office (503) 261-8370
kagan_young@ddsd40.org

Chris McHone (she/her)

Counselor
Student Last Name: Tef-Z
Google Voice: (601) 283-2267 | Office: (503) 261-8320
christine_mchone@ddsd40.org

Laura Alexander (she/her/they/them)

Social Worker
Office: 503-262-4470
laura_alexander@ddsd40.org

Barbie Racioppi (she/her)

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

Mental Health Therapists

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.

Student Records and Transcript Requests

Please contact our Registrar’s office for student records, transcript requests, and student withdrawals.

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