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DHS Counseling Team

Guidance and Counseling

Our mission is to assist every student in recognizing his or her potential and engage every opportunity to progress toward academic and personal success. We work with the individual student and families toward this objective. Our priority is in guiding students to discover their own passion for learning, work and life. 


Dysart Unified School District’s high schools’ guidance and counseling programs are guided by the ASCA National Model framework. This model shifts attention away from what the counselor does and focuses on how students benefit from having counselors in the school. This approach provides students with the competencies they need to be successful in school, in a career, and in relationships. Counselors and staff work with all the students to facilitate successful demonstration of competencies in the Educational, Career, and Personal/Social Domains. All counselors work with students in the following areas toward these objectives:


  • Educational planning 
  • Academic support 
  • Post-secondary planning 
  • Career guidance 
  • Accountability 
  • Prevention 
  • Interventions 
  • Ongoing student support 


We hope that students and families will take advantage of all of the services that the Dysart High School Counseling Staff has to offer.

Counseling Team

Kerri Warren

  • 9th Grade: Last Names A-L 
  • 11th Grade: Last Names A-K 
  • Exception Students 10th & 12th Grades 
  • West-MEC Students

623-876-7553 [email protected]

Ashley Whetstone

  • 9th Grade: Last Names M-Z 
  • 1th Grade: Last Names L-Z
  • All AVID Students

623-876-7513 

[email protected]

Angela Garcia  

  • 10th Grade: Last Names A-M  
  • 12th Grade: Last Names A-M 
  • All Gifted Students 
  • AP Testing & Dual Enrollment Students 

 623-876-7531 [email protected]

Monica Coste  

  • 10th Grade: Last Names N-Z  
  • 12th Grade: Last Names N-Z  Exceptional Students 
  • 10th & 12th Grades Sundown Mtn. Students 

 623-876-7517 [email protected]


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