Amanda FranciscoStudents with last names A-C
I received my Masters in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and have been with Westminster Public Schools for three 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!303-487-2559Rachel IlkStudents with last names D-Her
I am starting my 7th 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.303-487-2512Katie HebertStudents with last names Hes-MolThis is my fifth 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!303-487-2542Ernie FloresStudents with last names Mom-RomI'm new to Westminster High School this year. I graduated from the "old" Westy in 2004. I went on to serve 5 years in the U.S. Army and was part of Operation Enduring Freedom. I received my masters and undergrad degrees from UNC in Greeley, go Bears! I chose to be a school counselor because I enjoy working with students in facing their challenges and overcoming their obstacles. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, hiking and traveling. I am very excited to begin at Westy and look forward to meeting all of you this year!303-487-2553Erin BrnakStudents with last names Ron-ZHello, my name is Erin Brnak. This is my 13th 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 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 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.303-487-2541
Gary FrantzAIM & Special Programs
I have been in education for 22 years. My first two years were as a Special Education teacher in West Virginia. My last 20 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!303-487-2513
Students: Visit the counseling office to make an appointment to see your counselor. Mrs. Brnak, Ms. Hebert & Mr. Flores 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.