Counseling & Career Center

First page of the PDF file: PLUSuitUp

"High School 101: Transition to Washington HS" 
PDF of Powerpoint Presentation from March 5 at Keithley MS



Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington High School Counseling Program is to provide guidance and support to enable all students, regardless  of individual differences, to acquire the self-knowledge, academic,  post-secondary planning competencies necessary to succeed and contribute in a changing society.


Washington High School school counselors believe:

  •  All students have the ability and the right to achieve to the best of their potential regardless of individual difference, socioeconomic status, and ethnic-cultural background.
  • Student learning improves through positive relationships with adult mentors within the educational setting.

Washington High School school counselors will:

  • Abide by the school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counseling Association.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Use data and professional judgement to determine appropriate educational plans for individual students.

Phone: 253.298.4734
Fax: 253.298.4716 (direct to Counseling Office)
Hours: 7am-2:30pm (Monday-Friday) // 7am-12:30pm (Early Release Wednesdays)

Counseling & Career Center Staff

Name  Title Phone Number
Eileen Gatlin  Counseling Office Secretary 253.298.4734
Bonnie Wiklund  Registrar 253.298.4713
Jamie Zapanta  School Counselor / Student Last Names A-G 253.298.4861
Eduardo Ortiz  School Counselor & Dept. Chair / Student Last Names H-O 253.298.4736
Doria Hastings  School Counselor / Student Last Names P-Z 253.298.4735
Julien Pollard  School Counselor / Running Start & Restorative Justice 253.298.4860
Annie Plutko  School Counselor / Grad Coach & Post High School Transition  253.298.4718
Sheryl Moore  Career Center Specialist 253.298.4871
Brian Rice  School Psychologist 253.298.4882
Taneesha Jenkins  School Social Worker 253.298.4831