Counseling

Mindy Morris, Counselor

mmorris[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
voice mail: 303-347-7820
Secretary - Anne Keely, 303-347-7810

Role: Counselor for 6th grade (Mt. Evans, Mt. Antero), and all 7th Grade Teams

Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Colorado State University, Masters of Arts in Counseling specializing in School Counseling from the University Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Bio: This is my 10th year on the counseling team at Euclid Middle School.  I love working with middle school students and I can't imagine doing anything else. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri but moved to Colorado in 1996. I have lived in Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs before I decided to make Denver my home. I enjoy snowboarding, wakeboarding,traveling to see the ocean and walking my Boston Terrier, Roxie.  I love to be outside exploring the great city of Denver.

Tara Kolker, Counselor

tkolker[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us 
voice mail: 303-347-7819
Secretary - Anne Keely, 303-347-7810

Role: Guidance Counselor for 6th grade (Mt. Elbert, Mt. Columbia) and all 8th Grade Teams.

Education: BA in English Education from the University of Iowa, Masters of Science in School Counseling from the University of Phoenix, Lone Tree, CO

Bio: This is my first year at Euclid and I am so excited to be here! I am originally from Iowa, but moved to Colorado in 2006.  Prior to working at Euclid, I was a middle school Language Arts teacher in Douglas County for six years, and school counselor in Iowa City, Iowa for two years. My husband Chris, daughter Lydia and I recently moved  back to Colorado, and we are so happy to be here! In our free time, we love to hike, swim, ski, and explore all that Denver has to offer. 

Anne Keely, Dept Secretary

akeely[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us 
voice mail: 303-347-7810

Role: Counseling Secretary, Registrar, and Health Assistant

Education: Have attended Nurse’s Aide training at St. Joseph’s Hospital  in PA.  and at Craig Hospital. I have taken many CPR and First Aide classes for Littleton Public Schools.

BIO: This is my 20th year working in student services for Euclid Middle School. I enjoy meeting/welcoming new parents and students to Euclid and to Colorado.  Before coming to Euclid Middle School I worked at Craig Hospital as an aide for 15 years.  I am originally from good old New Jersey !  My husband and I came out here on our honeymoon and decided to move out here. I have lived out here for 37 years. But my heart still belongs in New Jersey. I have 3 grown children of which 2 are married. I enjoy taking my dog on walks, going to Rockie Games and Avalanche  Games.  I enjoy reading a good mystery book.

Ms. Morris and Mrs. Kolker are both very honored to be working with the students, staff and parents of the Euclid community! As counselors, we wear many hats and perform a variety of duties to best serve everyone. Many of our common responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting with students individually to discuss social-emotional, academic, or career needs.
  • Running small groups throughout the school year with all three grade levels. Common groups we run each year are: friendship group, divorce group, and grief group.
  • Meeting with Core teachers bi-monthly to discuss students’ needs.
  • Meeting with parents to discuss their student’s social-emotional, academic or career needs.
  • Refer families to community resources when needed.
  • Working on maintaining and growing a positive culture and climate within our building.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have!

Ms. Morris: Cores- Mt. Evans, Mt. Antero, Trailblazers, 7 Below
mmorris[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Phone: 303-347-7820

Mrs. Kolker: Cores- Mt. Elbert, Mt. Columbia, Discovery, Quest 
tkolker[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Phone: 303-347-7819