Welcome to the Counseling Department! We know that this year will offer its own set of challenges, but know that we are here for you! Let’s not waste any time getting to introductions and roles. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of us if you need assistance. 

As counselors, we are here to support students and families in the areas of:

  • Personal/social – Everyone goes through tough times and needs the support of others. We provide support with managing your emotions and interpersonal skills. This can encompass all aspects of life.

  • Academic – We want to see students maximize their ability to learn. We also want to be sure you are taking courses that meet your needs and your post-high school plans.

  • Career – Jobs are an essential part of life. We have lots of resources to help you prepare for a job, whether that’s while you’re in high school, right after high school, or after college.

William Skaggs

Mr. Skaggs 
A-D Counselor

Have questions about:


  • AVID


  • State Pre-ACT/ACT

Contact Me!

Kayla Banzhaf

Ms. Banzhaf
E-K Counselor

Have questions about:

  • Scholarships

  • Financial Aid

  • Resumes

  • Social Media

Contact Me!

Laurie Crimmins

Mrs. Crimmins
L-Ri Counselor

Have questions about:

  • ACT

  • Washburn CEP and Allen CC Online

  • AP Coordinator

  • ELL Coordinator

Contact Me!

Michelle Finnegan

Ms. Finnegan
Ro-Z Counselor

Have questions about:

Washburn Tech

Senior Recognition

Leadership - HOBY, Girls/Boys State

Contact Me!

Julie Liedtke

Mrs. Liedtke

Have questions about:

  • Sending transcripts

  • College visits

  • New enrollment

Contact Me!

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