Phone: 720.747.3883
Fax: 720.747.3895 (Main Off.) | 720.747.3466 (Records)
Attendance: 720.747.3896

12400 East Jewell Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012
Counseling Department

Tasha Houck
9th Grade A–K
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

Even though Tasha Houck loves to travel, she can’t imagine calling anywhere else her home. Born and raised in Park Hill, Tasha takes full advantage of all Colorado has to offer. After graduating from high school she attended a small private college in Texas. After a humid year, she decided to complete her teaching degree at the wonderful University of Northern Colorado (GO BEARS!!). Falling in love with the campus she became an ambassador, she would later discover that she had a passion for talking about higher education and helping others. After receiving her teaching degree, Tasha spent five years in the classroom, teaching middle school at Dunstan Middle and transitioning to high school, at Boulder High. A colleague approached Tasha about becoming a school counselor; she remembered her passion from being an ambassador and returned to school to receive her masters in school counseling. This is Tasha’s 8th year at Overland High School as a counselor and would call Overland “home”. Tasha has two beautiful divas, as a family, they love dance parties, cooking and finding new places to explore.


Alli Pineda
9th Grade L–Z
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

As a proud Colorado Native, Alli and her husband are thrilled to “bleed blue and green” for Overland!  Combining her creative passions and her joy of working with kids, Alli accomplished her college goals while growing her professional bellydance business and love for the water.  Her counseling career at Overland started over 11 years ago after earning several degrees which include a Masters of Social Sciences and a Masters of Education- Counseling Psychology.  These days, she loves doing activities that involves relaxing with her husband, two kids and anything that is related to Halloween!  Perhaps you will find her traveling with her family and friends, creating yet another house project, or just chillin at the pool (or a beach in Mexico…just saying)- but if you do, make sure to say hi, as she loves smiles!


Spencer Childress
10th Grade A–K
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

Spencer is a Colorado native who grew up in Aurora.  He attended Grandview High School and eventually earned a basketball scholarship to Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.  At BHSU Spencer studied Physical Education with a Minor in Health as well as helping his basketball team to three consecutive conference championships.  Upon finishing his Bachelor’s degree Spencer began his Masters in School Counseling through Adams State University.  Both of Spencer’s parents are educators and have been a tremendous influence on him.  He has one younger brother, Christian, who is finishing school at Metro State in December.


Stacy Szenderski
10th Grade L–Z
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

A Michigan native, Stacey earned her B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University.    She came to Colorado in search of sun and adventure.
She earned her M.A.’s  in School Counseling and Special Education at the  University of Northern Colorado.   She taught Special Education for five years at Eaglecrest High School and this will be her 12th year as a counselor at Overland High School.


Chahnuh Fritz
11th Grade A–K
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

After graduating from Eaglecrest High School, Chahnuh went on to attend Colorado Mesa University on a full ride scholarship as a student ambassador. Loving CMU she couldn’t leave right away and became a college admissions representative. It is at CMU that she met her husband, Charles, who is currently an Assistant Principal at Thunder Ridge Middle School. In her free time, Chahnuh loves to spend time with her children, cheering them on at gymnastics and swim practices.


Tatri Muravez
11th Grade L-Z | Post Grad Counselor
Office: IST 2nd floor

Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i, Tatriana earned an athletic scholarship to play basketball at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. There she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Majoring in Accounting and Minoring in Philosophy. A season-ending injury blessed her with a fifth year athletic scholarship, leading to a Masters in School Counseling. Tatriana currently is our Post Grad Coordinator, Assistant Volleyball Coach and Avenue on Campus Club Sponsor. This summer she married her husband, a fellow Zag and Alum of Gonzaga University’s Men’s Soccer team. They share a passion for sports and spending time with family.


Chelsea Clark
12th Grade A–Li
Office: IST 2nd floor

Chelsea is originally from the beautiful state of Alaska but moved to Colorado in middle school.  After graduating from Grandview High School, she attended Colorado State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education.  After finishing college, she took a year off to apply to graduate programs while teaching pre-school full time.  A year later, Chelsea headed out to the east coast to attend Boston University where she earned her Master’s degree in Education for School Counseling.  At OHS, Chelsea oversees the Concurrent Enrollment and Peer Tutoring programs and also helps co-sponsor the yoga club.  She and her husband will celebrate their first wedding anniversary this October and they look forward to another year of skiing/snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Mark Otis
12th Grade Lo–Z
Office: IST 2nd floor

This is Mark’s fourth year as a counselor at Overland. He is originally from Blaine, Minnesota. Mark went to St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and majored in Psychology and minored in Philosophy. He spent a year living in Seattle working as a high school reading tutor for AmeriCorps. He then spent several years on the beautiful North Shore of Minnesota as a wilderness therapy guide and traveled around South America and New Zealand for six months. He received his Master’s degree in School Counseling at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Mark spends his free time rock climbing, backpacking, biking, and playing the guitar.


Annie Johnson-Hughes
Social Worker
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

Annie was born and raised in Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double degree in Psychology and Speech/Language Hearing Science.  She went on to earn her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some of her fondest memories are from her graduate experience in Madison, Wisconsin where she became a lifetime fan of the Wisconsin Badgers!  Annie returned to her home state of Colorado where she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Her passion for working with and helping children and families led her to Overland High School 11 years ago!
Annie is married to her husband of 11 years and has two adorable boys and a four legged best friend, a beagle named Sullivan. She loves to travel and has seen every episode (multiple times) of Grey’s Anatomy!

April April Ouedrago
School Psychologist
Office: OHS Counseling Suite
April is married with two daughters. She was born and raised in southern California. She earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Political Science from University of Colorado-Denver and a Master’s in Educational Psychology and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from University of Northern Colorado. April moved to Denver from Rifle, CO where she was a School Psychologist for Garfield Re2 School District. She loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.


Laura Clark
Counseling Secretary
Office: OHS Counseling Suite

Born in New Jersey, Laura moved to Colorado when she was 13 and is a graduate of Columbine High School. She has worked at Overland for 15 years and previously was a Meeting Planner and also a Wedding Planner. Laura has two sons who graduated from Smoky Hill and Eaglecrest and also has two grandchildren who live in Pueblo. She just celebrated her 29th anniversary with her husband Steve and loves spending time with family.


Steve Sewell
Post Grad Specialist
Office: IST 2nd floor

Sewell received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Oklahoma in 1986. A California-native, Sewell graduated from Riordan High School in San Francisco in 1981. He is the father of three children: Samuel, Caleb and Calah. He is also a former running back for the Denver Broncos and was a running back coach for CSU Pueblo.

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