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Tumwater High School Counseling Center

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Name:  Todd Caffey
Support Students:  A - G
Phone Number:  360-709-7617

 

 My name is Todd Caffey and I am the counselor for students with the last names A - G.  After receiving my Bachelors Degree in 1993, I received my Masters in Education from The University of Puget Sound in 2001 and have been a high school counselor since 2000.  I started at Aberdeen High School and have been at Tumwater High School since 2005.  Before working in public education I was a community mental health counselor serving children and families beginning in 1992. 
Recently I was honored by The Olympia Tumwater Foundation as High School Counselor of the Year for the 2009 school year.  I also have three adult children; all who have given me first hand experience of the high school, financial aid and college admission process.
 
  

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Name:  Sidney Reid
Support Students:  H - O
Phone Number:  360-709-7608
 Welcome!
Hi, my name is Sidney Reid.  I am excited to be a part of the T-Bird Family!
Background
I am originally from Rochester, Washington. I graduated from Saint Martin's University with a bachelor's degree in social studies and I loved SMU so much I stayed there to do my masters degree. I worked in the Admissions Office as a counselor at Saint Martin's while going to school.  My Saint Martin’s experience gave me a large knowledge base about college admissions and scholarships that I hope to bring to THS. 
I also hold a certificate for Surgical Technology.  I went to Clover Park Technical School right after high school and got my technical degree.  I worked in a level 2 trauma hospital in surgery for 4 years before deciding to go back to school.  I loved working in surgery but I have always felt that my true calling was to be in the high school.  So I gave up handing instruments to surgeons and went back to school. 
Contact me!
In order for students to reach me they are able to stop by before school (I’m here at about 7:15 am), at break, lunch or after school. Students may also fill out a "Request to See my Counselor" pass and I will call for them as soon as possible.  I love getting to know students so please come by!
 
 

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Name:  Jill Rotter
Support Students:  P - Z
Phone Number:  360-709-7612
Welcome!
Hi.  I am Jill Rotter and I am the counselor for students with last names that start with P-Z.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your high school questions/concerns, scheduling, credits, college preparation or post-high school planning.  I really hope that you enjoy your time at THS because it is a great place to learn and work.  I wouldn’t want to be at any other school.  T-Birds are the best!
Background
I attended Washington State University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Education degree in Counseling Psychology.  Before coming to THS, I was a college counselor at WSU and at Grays Harbor College. 
Contact me!
I am usually pretty easy to find.  I am here in my office by 7:15, available at both lunches, and stay after school until 2:40.  If you happen to miss me or I am with a student or parent, you can leave me a note at the front desk.
 
 

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Name:  Julie McBride
Title:  Counselor
Phone Number:  360-709-7696
 Welcome!
I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1996 with a degree in English, and my teaching certification.  I taught English at THS from 1996-2000 and was the Yearbook Advisor for 2 of those years.  In 2000 I was hired as a School Counselor at THS, and worked full time until 2004 when we had our first child.  I have been working part time at THS since then, and am grateful for my place in the T-Bird family.
Currently I am part-time at THS as the School Counselor responsible for Special Projects, and loving every minute of it.  Thanks for checking out our website!
Contact me -
I am here 7:15 - 11:00 Monday - Thursday.  If I don't see you during those hours, feel free to contact me via the information listed above.  Thanks!