Meet My Counselor
SCHOOL COUNSELORS:Sarah Williams
Students: Grade 9
Sarah Williams, a Washington native, attended Azusa Pacific University (CA) earning her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. Ed. in Educational Counseling. She spent four years working as a school counselor in western Montana before coming back to the Pacific Northwest to join the YHS school counseling team in 2017. Sarah has a knack for adventure; she has explored the Great Wall of China, paraglided in Venezuela, bungee jumped in South Africa, and climbed Mt. Rainier. Suggestions are always welcome for her next big trip.Students: Grades 10-12, Last Names A-DHannah Middlebrook, while born in Texas, was raised in Olympia. She started at SPSCC and then transferred to Pacific Lutheran University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work. After eight years of working in college admission she headed back to college and received her Masters of Education in School Counseling from City University. During the few moments her two boys are not keeping her totally busy, you can often find Hannah tapping her feet to Irish music, daydreaming about the time she rode the Hogwarts Express (true story), or trying to master the ultimate chocolate chip cookie (if you have the recipe let me know). Please stop by her office whenever to say hi, challenge her in an Irish jig-off, or share your family's secret chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Students: Grades 10-12, Last Names E-KKristopher Nuce attended Green River Community College and transfered over to Central Washington University, earning a B.A. in Law and Justice and a Minor in Sociology. After working as a paraeducator for two years, he headed back to college and received his M.A. Ed. in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Kristopher is really into any Seattle sports team, hiking, reading sci-fi (Pierce Brown is a favorite), cooking, and asking for crayons at restaurants. Kristopher loves learning about other people’s interests and would be pleased if you stopped in and shared what you enjoy and or recommend.
Students: Grades 10-12, Last Names L-RiMarcie Hubbard is a retired veteran of the United States Navy. After completing her time in the service, Marcie utilized her GI Bill to earn a B.A. in Psychology from University of Washington, before pursuing her Masters in Education through Seattle Pacific University. Marcie resides in Tenino with her partner and three children. Marcie’s professional interests are social justice and equity in education, while her personal interests include kayaking, hiking, camping, stargazing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, listening to music, reading and running. Marcie lives on music and loves rap, hip-hop, emo and screamo punk rock, and indie music and would love to hear recommendations you might have.
Students: Grades 10-12, Last Names Ro-Z
Kelli Little has been a counselor at Yelm High School since 2010. She grew up in Everett, WA and moved to the Olympia area in 2000 where she has lived ever since. Kelli earned her Associate of Arts Transfer Degree from South Puget Sound Community College and then transferred to the University of Washington in Tacoma to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree. After taking a couple of years off, Kelli attended City University where she earned her Masters of Education in School Counseling. Kelli has two children and resides in Lacey with her husband, Shawn.