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Mission Statement

The mission of the Olympia High School Counselor Program is to provide comprehensive school counseling services for all students. Our program will foster personal and social growth, assist in educational and career planning and promote healthy decision making in order for students to reach their full potential in high school and beyond.


Tasha Landram

Counselor, students with last names beginning A-C



At OHS since 2012

Began as a counselor: 2003

Degrees: BA in History 2001- University of Idaho

M.Ed.Guidance & Counseling 2004 - Saint Martin's University

Employment History:

  • 2003-2009: Counselor at Clover Park High School
  • 2009-2012: Counselor at River Ridge High School
  • 2012-Present: Counselor at Olympia High School

Amanda Hall

Counselor, students with last names beginning D-Hi



At OHS since 2008

Began as a counselor: 2006

Degrees: BA 2001- Sociology from Washington State University; MA 2006 M.Ed.- Guidance & Counseling- St. Martin's University

Employment History:

  • 2001-2004: Drug & Alcohol Inpatient Counselor
  • 2004-2006: Counselor at North Thurston High
  • 2007-2008: Counselor at Reeves Middle School
  • 2008-Present: Counselor at Olympia High School

Marisa Castello

Counselor, students with last names beginning Hj-Mc



At OHS since 2018

Began as a school counselor: 2011

Degrees: BA in Social Science, PLU 2005; M.Ed. Guidance & Counseling and E.S.A. Certification, Springfield College 2009

Employment History:

  • 2009-2010:  K-12 Substitute Counselor; Tacoma Public Schools
  • 2010-2011: Financial Aid Advisor; Springfield, MA
  • 2011-2014:  6-8 Counselor, South End Middle School; Springfield, MA
  • 2014-2018: 6-8 Counselor, Woodbrook Middle Schood; Lakewood, WA
  • 2018-Present: Counselor at Olympia High School

Matt Whitmire

Counselor, students with last names beginning Md-Sa



At OHS since 2018

Began as a counselor: 1999

Degrees: BS 1991, Psychology, Iowa State University; Counseling Certification, St. Martin's University 1994

Employment History:

  • 1999-2002: Pe Ell School District  K-12 School Counselor
  • 2002-2012: Columbia High School, White Salmon School District  9-12 Counselor
  • 2012-2018: Centralia High School, 9-12 Counselor
  • 2018-Present: Counselor at Olympia High School

Erin Johnson

Counselor, students with last names beginning Sb-Z



At OHS since 2016

Began as a counselor: 2007

Degrees: BA, Gonzaga University, 1998; M.Ed Guidance & Counseling, City University, 2005; National Board Certification, 2014

Employment History:

  • 1999-2003: Spanish and Special Education Teacher at Beaumont Middle School
  • 2003: English Teacher at Yokohama University, Japan
  • 2003-2007: Health, PE, Psychology Teacher and Drill Coach Olympia High School
  • 2007-2016: Counselor at Capital High School
  • 2016-Present: Olympia High School Counselor

Jennifer Boelts

Career and College Counselor



At OHS since 2016

Employment History:

  • 1993-2003: River Ridge High School
  • 1993-2002: WA DECA Mgmt Team & Board Member
  • 2003-2008: Marketing Coordinator at Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
  • 2004-2007: Enterprise for Equity Instructor
  • 2010-2016: Counselor at Capital High School
  • 2003-Present: Marketing Freelance Consultant at Imbibe Magazine 
  • 2011-Present: HSBP Coordinator
  • 2016-Present: Olympia High School Career and College Counselor