Whole Child Team

Meet The Team

NAME POSITION EMAIL PHONE NUMBER
Justin Obermeyer Counselor Last Names A – K justin_obermeyer@dpsk12.org 720-423-9448
Thalia Ortiz Counselor Last Names L -Z thalia_ortiz@dpsk12.org 720-423-9507
Vincent Crespin Social Worker vincent_crespin@dpsk12.org 720-423-9591
Audrey Torrez-Fluent Social Worker audrey_torrez-fluent@dpsk12.org 720-423-9511

Whole Child Team Mission Statement

Hamilton Middle School’s Counseling Department provides a comprehensive, developmental counseling program which endeavors to support and advocate for each scholar in reaching his/her personal level of excellence in academics, college and career pursuits, and personal and social well-being.

The following services are provided to all students through individual, small group, and classroom lessons:

ACADEMIC
SUPPORTS

  • Attendance
  • Study Skills
  • School of Choice support
  • Individual Academic Planning
  • 5th to 6th transition
  • 8th to 9th transition
  • Effective Learning Skills

COLLEGE AND CAREER SUPPORTS

  • Individualized Career and Academic Plans (ICAP) lessons with all students
  • College Visits
  • College and Career planning and goal setting

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SUPPORT

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Small groups (specialized topics)
  • Referrals to community services

Individual Career and Action Plan

Each quarter the school counselors visit classrooms to talk with students about their Individual Career & Action Plan (ICAP). ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic, and postsecondary opportunities. Students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and or college ready.

Lessons have been created specifically for each grade level and differ in their content. If you are interested in learning more about a presentation we encourage you to connect with us and we will be happy to answer any questions.