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Desert Vista

Home of the Thunder

The Counseling Department staffs seven Counselors, a Career Technician, a part-time Social Worker, and the Counseling Office Assistant.
Services Include:
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Personal Social Counseling

 Counseling Duties
Amie Hickel
Amie Hickel, M.Ed.
Department Chair
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70137
Class of 2017 Gifted Counselor
Grades 10-12 U-Z
NCAA Athletics Liaison
Rio Registration Team
Freshman Thunder Day 
Mickey Krebs
Mickey Krebs, M.Ed.
Grades 10-12 K-O

(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70135
Rio Registration Team
Study Skills Group Coordinator 
RTI Liaison 
Mark Kulik
Mark Kulik, M.Ed.
Transition Coordinator 
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70139
Scholarship Financial Aid
Pre-College Program Coordinator 
Rio Registration Team
RTI Liaison 
Helen Hale
Helen Hale, MSW
Grades 10-12 P-T
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70138
McKinney-Vento Liaison
Crisis Counselor
Rio Registration Team
EVIT Liaison
Kate Dowd  
Kate Dowd, M.Ed.
Grades 10-12 A-De
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70134
Rio Registration Team 
 Shawna Thue
Shawna Thue, M.Ed.
Freshman/Transition Counselor
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70133
Study Skills Freshman Groups
Military Liaison
Freshman Thunder Day
RTI Liaison
Karen Hinds  
Karen Hinds, M.Ed.
Grades 10-12 Di-J
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70132
504 Liaison
SSD/504 Coordinator
RTI Liaison
Rio Registration Team
Native American Liaison 
Special Olympics Coach
Thunder Buddies Sponsor
Beth Lyon  
Beth Lyon
Counseling Department Assistant

(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70131
College Visitation Team Member
Child Find Program Coordinator
Records Request Coordinator
Counseling TA Coordinator
Counseling Communication Coordinator
Kari Fischer
Kari Fischer, M.Ed.
Classes of 2016, 2018, 2019 Gifted Counselor
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70136
Scholarship/Financial Aid
Pre-College Program Coordinator
College Visitation Coordinator
Department Website Maintenance
Department Technology Liaison/Data Collection
Rio Registration Team
Continuous Improvement Team
Diana Brown
Mrs. Diana Brown
CTE Support Specialist
(480) 706-7900 Ext. 70112                               

Guidance Office Contact

DV Guidance Office
Office Hours:
7:30 am to 3:45 pm

For Appointments Contact:
Beth Lyon
Counseling Dept. Office Assistant
(480) 706-7944

Counseling Calendar

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