At Douglas Public Schools (DPS), the social-emotional needs of our students and staff are crucial priorities in running today’s schools and classrooms. That is why the DPS team is always Here to Help. Learn more about how the ongoing work of the district’s school counseling teams and more resources available year-round for students, staff and families.

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Need someone to talk to?

For students who are feeling overwhelmed, school counselors are always available. Students or family members can just call their school administration to schedule a time to speak directly with their school counselor. If needed, school psychologists can also meet with students.

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Director of Guidence:
Jill Carpenter, Douglas High School

Adjustment Counselors:
Tracy Purvis, Douglas Primary School

Carolyn Thompson, Douglas Elementary School

Kayla Avedian, Douglas Middle School

Kristen O'Brien, Douglas High School

Lindsey Ryan, Douglas High School

School Psychologist:
Jessica Hurley, Douglas High School

If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with depression and considering thoughts of suicide, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-273-8255.