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Washington High School counselors are here to support students academically, socially, and with career development. School counselors are certified and licensed educators with special counseling training.

Announcements & Events

Academic Planning – Academic planning guides, course lists, and other resources are posted on the “Academic Programs” page.

Announcements – Slides that contain important information and announcements from the counseling department.

Calendar – Subscribe to the Counseling Calendar to have real-time access to important dates and deadlines.

College Rep VisitsClick Here to see a schedule of college representatives visits to Washington.

Driver’s Education – Even though Driver’s Ed classes are no longer offered in the Cedar Rapids high schools, there are a lot of options for families. Click Here for additional information.

Fall Semester ElectivesClick Here to see a list of elective classes being taught at Washington this fall. Please note classes in bold are open to students in all grades. Seat availability in each class varies, so an open spot is not guaranteed.

Senior InformationClick Here to find all the information needed to guide your senior through their final year of high school.

Schedule an appointment

The Washington High School counseling office can be reached during the school day at 319-558-2142. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, click on their name below. You will be directed to Calendly, a site where you can directly book a meeting with the counselor. Email addresses for each counselor are located under “Key Contacts” further down the page.

Last Names A-DLast Names E-KLast Names L-RLast Names S-ZCollege & Career Transition
Ms. RippleMs. ByersMrs. YoungMs. WatersMs. Mangrich

Key Contacts

Jennifer Byers

Counselor, Dept. Co-Chair, Last Names E-K

Shawnna Ripple

Counselor, Dept. Co-Chair, Last Names A-D

Heather Waters

Counselor, Last Names S-Z

ShaNell Young

Counselor, Last Names L-R

Kristin Mangrich

College & Career Transition Counselor

Kim Weiland

Secretary