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​​​Overland Counseling

Counseling Department 2018–2019

​Chahnuh Fritz
9th Grade A–K
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
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.

​Jason Dobrow, PhD
9th Grade L–Z + Counseling Coordinator
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
Jason Dobrow is in his first year as a Counselor and Counseling Coordinator at Overland High School. He is excited to return to Denver after spending the last 8 years in Tampa, Florida. Jason possesses a PhD in Criminology from the University of South Florida, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. Jason worked as a High School Counselor for 3 years at J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, Florida while finishing his dissertation, and 2 additional years as the School Counselor at Academy at the Lakes a Prek3-12th Grade Independent School in Land O'Lakes, Florida. In his spare time, Jason and his wife Jacqui spend the majority of their time doing child-related activities with their almost-3-year-old daughter Leila.

​Chelsea Clark
10th Grade A–K
Office: IST 2nd Floor – IP218
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.

M.E. Espinosa
10th Grade L–Z + Post Grad
Office: IST Post Grad
Mary Eugenia (M.E.) is bilingual in Spanish and English as she grew up in the Central American country of Nicaragua. After graduating from high school, she moved to the United States where she earned her bachelors degree in Psychology and Spanish from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she quickly adopted the cajun phrase "laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the good times roll). She then went on to earn her Master's degree in Education at UMASS Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she briefly taught high school Spanish.

​Tasha Houck
11th Grade A–K
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
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. Tasha has been a counselor at Overland High School since 2009 and would call Overland “home”. Tasha has two beautiful divas, as a family, they love dance parties, cooking and finding new places to explore.

counselor ​Alli Pineda
11th Grade L–Z
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
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
12th Grade A–K
Office: IST Post Grad
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 lives in San Francisco and works for Virgin Airlines.

Stacy Szenderski
12th Grade L–Z
Office: IST Post Grad
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.

​Sheri Sims
New students
Office: 2007B
Sheri just arrived in beautiful Colorado and is excited to begin her high school counseling career at Overland. Her experience in the field of education ranges from working as an elementary school counselor, teaching kindergarten and intermediate grade levels, and serving as a gifted & talented education specialist. Just for fun, she took a break for two years and worked as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies was earned at Baylor University and she later attended the University of Houston to earn a Masters of Counseling Psychology. Sheri maintains a part time private therapy practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor. One of her favorite hobbies is working as an actress in commercials, short independent films, and narrating audio books. She enjoys many activities with her two little best friends (her children) including yoga in the park, hiking, reading at coffee shops, binge watching Netflix, and traveling.

​Annie Johnson-Hughes
Social Worker Grades 10/12
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
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 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 Ouedraogo
School Psychologist Grades 9/11
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
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.

Janet Gagnon
School Psychologist
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
information coming soon

Laura Clark
Counseling Secretary
Office: OHS Counseling Suite A
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 Post Grad
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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