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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.

 School Counselors

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

Andra Kelley-Batstone

Counselor, students with last names beginning D-Hi



At OHS since 2013

Began as a school counselor: 2005

Degrees: BA in Sociology, University of Washington 1995; M.Ed. Guidance & Counseling and E.S.A. Certification, City University 2005; Principal Certification, Seattle Pacific University 2016 

Employment History:

  • 1996-1999- Community Youth Services Lead Crisis Counselor at Haven House
  • 2002-2003- Community Youth Services Juvenile Diversion Case Manager
  • 2003-2006- 21st Century After School Site Coordinator at Yelm Middle School
  • 2003-2005- Yelm High School Counselor Intern and Substitute
  • 2005-2011- Yelm Middle School Counselor
  • 2011-2013- G.W.Bush Middle School Counselor
  • 2013-Present- Olympia High School Counselor

Dave Forrester

Counselor, students with last names beginning Md-Sa



At OHS since 2005

Began as a counselor: 2005

Degrees: BS 1990/Science Degree, University of Puget Sound; Teacher Certification 1994, Saint Martin’s College; M. Ed 2000 Seattle University, School Counseling

Employment History:

  • 1994-2000- Team Leader/Teacher at New Market Vocational Skills Center
  • 2000-2002- Reading Specialist/Teacher at New Market Vocational Skills Center
  • 2002-2005- Dean of Students at New Market Vocational Skills Center
  • 2005-Present- Olympia High School Counselor

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
  • 1993-2003- 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