Meet My Counselor

    Name:  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.
    Name:  Hannah Middlebrook
    Students: Grades 10-12, Last Names A-D
    Hannah 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.

    Name:  Kristopher Nuce
    Students:  Grades 10-12, Last Names E-K
    Kristopher 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.

    Name:  Sahja Cove
    Students: Grades 10-12, Last Names L-Ri
    Sahja Cove has been a counselor in the Yelm School District since 2011 and joined the YHS counseling department in 2016.  Sahja grew up in Portland, Oregon, earned her Bachelors degree from Lewis and Clark College, her teaching certificate from San Francisco State University and her Masters degree from Emporia State University.  Prior to becoming a counselor, Sahja taught high school Spanish in California, Kansas and Washington.  Sahja lives in Olympia with her husband.

    Name:  Kelli Little
    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.

Support Staff


    Name:  Sara DeVore
    Phone: 360-458-6206
    Fax:  360-458-6198


    Name:  Debra Miles
    Phone: 360-458-6234
    Fax:  360-458-6198
    Email: *coming soon*
    Please call or e-mail the Counseling Secretary to schedule an appointment with your School Counselor