Amanda Francisco
    Amanda Francisco

    I received my Masters in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and have been with Westminster Public Schools for two years as a School Counselor.  My favorite part of being a school counselor is helping students realize the incredible opportunities for their future!  No matter what your interests or abilities, there is a path for each student to have a successful life.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and traveling.  I am very excited to get to know you all this school year!  

    Rachel Ilk
    Rachel Ilk

    I am starting my 6th year as a school counselor at Westy! My favorite part about being a school counselor is watching students grow, learn, and reach their goals. Hearing the exciting adventures that our alumni are experiencing after high school make being a counselor very rewarding. I am a Colorado native and CSU alumni (GO RAMS!). Outside of school I love hiking, yoga, dancing, football, and exploring Colorado with my dogs, Ozzy and Buckley. 

     Katie Hebert
    Katie Hebert
    This is my fourth year as a counselor in Westminster Public Schools – go Wolves!  Before that, I was a middle school science/social studies teacher for 12 years in Adams 12 Five Star Schools and Wisconsin.  My favorite thing about being a school counselor is encouraging and empowering kids to solve their academic and personal-social issues.  I love my job – it keeps me on my toes and is never boring!  Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, running, yoga, heading to the mountains to hike and camp and watching sports (I’m a huge Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers fan). Looking forward to another incredible school year at WHS!   


    Crystal Piper


    I have been a counselor at Westy for 11 years and was a middle school counselor at Hodgkins Middle School and Clear Lake Middle School for four years before that.  I absolutely love my job because I love to help students and see them grow!  My favorite part of my job is running my Peer Mediator program. Outside of school, I love hanging out and going on adventures with my twin boys, who are 8 years old!    
    Erin Brnak
    Erin Brnak
    Hello, my name is Erin Brnak. This is my 12th year in education, all served at Westminster High School. My first nine years I was the Family and Consumer Science teacher here at Westy and then last year I broke into my new role as a school counselor. I am a proud Colorado native who enjoys everything Colorado has to offer including our crazy weather,  our amazing mountain views, and of course, the Denver Broncos. Things I enjoy include dancing, camping, cooking, spending time with my family and enjoying my new baby, Riley.  The best part about being a school counselor is seeing the amazing transformation my students go through within those four years and watching them walk out of here with confidence and aspirations. I am looking forward to an exciting new school year. If there is anything I can do to help with your student, please don't hesitate to contact me. 
     Gary Frantz
    Gary Frantz
    AIM and Special Programs

    I have been in education for 21 years.  My first two years were as a Special Education teacher in West Virginia. My last 19 years have been as a school counselor in Colorado and Westminster Public Schools. My hobbies include hiking, biking, reading, and cooking. My favorite part of being a school counselor is sharing excitement with students who have achieved a goal they have worked hard for. I love being a part of seeing students grow and hearing about what they have learned.This is what makes me love being a school counselor! 


Making Appointments

  • Students:  Visit the counseling office to make an appointment to see your counselor.  Ms. Piper, Mrs. Brnak and Ms. Hebert are located in the A200s office and Ms. Francisco, Mrs. Ilk & Mr. Frantz are located in the B200s office.

    Parents: Call or email your student's counselor to schedule an appointment.