School Counseling Team

Our mission is to partner with our students, parents, teachers, and community to
foster positive educational experiences and improve their lives. 

Our vision is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal development and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe
that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home and community, leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century and beyond.

NATALIE OGAN

A current photo of SHS Registrar Natatlie Ogan.

Registrar/Secretary
nogan@dsdmail.net
phone: 801-402-7923
fax: 801-402-7908

HALEY ROGERS

Secretary
harogers@dsdmail.net
phone: 801-402-7900
fax: 801-402-7908

SANDY RICH

 A-CH
srich@dsdmail.net
801-402-7927
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JESS RIZZI-STOPKA

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jrizzistopka@dsdmail.net
801-402-8011
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DAN BARLOW

CI-G
dabarlow@dsdmail.net
801-402-7911
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BLAIR LINFORD

O-SL
bllinford@dsdmail.net
801-402-7912
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RYAN WILCOX

 H-K
rywilcox@dsdmail.net
801-402-7913
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BEN WHITESIDES

Sm-Z
bwhitesides@dsdmail.net
801-402-7950
Habla español

SHS Counseling Committment

SHS Counselors are committed to helping students achieve college and career readiness by graduation. We believe all students can be ready to pursue their post high school goals by taking advantage of the many opportunities SHS has to offer.
 
SHS Counselors follow the Utah State Office of Education guidelines of Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program. Our main areas of focus are: Plan for College and Career Readiness for every student, Collaborative Classroom Instruction, and Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention. Below we have listed the variety of services provided to students, parents, and school community. 

Plan for College and Career Readiness

  • Small group College and Career Ready information presentations.
  • Sophomore Meet & Greet
  • Individual Junior CCR appointments 
  • Daily student meetings
  • Quarterly Senior Updates
  • Post High School Day
  • GEAR UP

Collaborative Classroom Instruction

  • College and Career Planning
  • Post high school program options
  • Suicide prevention
  • Grief/Loss
  • Social Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Academic Improvement

Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention

  • Crisis counseling
  • Community resource connection
  • Small group counseling
  • HOPE squad membership
  • IMPACT Team Presentations
  • Local Case Management and student interventions
  • Bullying prevention
  • Parent/Teacher/Student mediation
  • Needs assessments (every 3 years)
  • Data projects for program improvement (annually)
  • Homeless prevention and assistance
  • IEP and 504 referrals
  • Home hospital coordination
  • Attendance and truancy tracking

Administration of Program and Non-Counseling Activities 

  • Testing: ACT testing for all students, free ACT for all Juniors, free ACT Practice test for all Sophomores, AP testing, ASVAB, PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors
  • Program Planning and Development
  • Attend professional counselor trainings
  • Monthly district meetings
  • Serve on various district committees: DSD Crisis Response Team, Davis School Counselor Association, Information Technology Committee, DSD Prevention Committee