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Welcome to the NGMS Counseling Department 

Counseling supports the development of the whole child by advocating for academic, social/emotional, career, and postsecondary needs and strives to develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

The counseling program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools works collaboratively with parents, community members, and educators to empower every child, regardless of individual differences or obstacles, to ensure all students are prepared for meaningful, productive learning through a data-driven comprehensive K-12 school counseling program.


Mari Smith - 6th Grade Counselor, Phone: 720-972- 5097, Email:

Meghan Welsh - 7th Grade Counselor, Phone: 720-972-5090, Email:

Jill Martinez - 8th Grade Counselor, Phone: 720-972-5091, Email:

Koni McCracken - Registrar, Phone: 720-972-5103, Email:

Morgan Price - School Psychologist, Phone: 720-972-5092, Email:

Brandi Patton - School Social Worker, Phone: 720-972-5100, Email:

Dana Lott - Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Phone: 720-972-5100, Email:

NGMS Virtual Calming Room

Mental Health Resources:  

Colorado Crisis Support Line:  844-493-8255

Colorado Crisis Text -- Text TALK to 38255

Safe2Tell -- 877-542-7233


Online Academic Resources for Students:


6th, 7th, and 8th Grades


*Access free ebooks for independent reading through Anythink libraries, the Libby app (Overdrive), Sora or MackinVia


  • Big Ideas -  utilize your student's portal login and click on Big Ideas in the dashboard.

    • Game Closet

    • Skills and Review Handbook available in the online Big Ideas portal

  • Prodigy Math -  Game resource where students can "fight" by solving math problems. Tutorials offered to support students in areas of struggle.



  • What is the historical context of this issue?

  • How does geography impact this issue?

  • How is the issue related to the economy (jobs, trade)?

  • How is this issue related to citizenship (national or global)?



Counseling Classrooms

Social Emotional Learning

Brain, Heart, Ideas social emotional learning
Subject: Enrichment
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