Counseling Services

  • The counselor’s role is to attend to the academic, career, and personal/social development of students and provides many services to the students and the school including, but not limited to:

    • Designing individual student academic programs
    • Interpreting cognitive, aptitude, and achievement tests
    • Counseling students with excessive tardiness and absenteeism
    • Counseling students with disciplinary issues
    • Collaborating with teachers to present proactive, prevention-based guidance lessons
    • Analyzing grade point averages in relationship to achievement
    • Interpreting student records
    • Providing teachers with suggestions for student management
    • Ensuring student records are maintained in accordance with state and federal regulations
    • Assisting the school administrators with identifying student issues, needs, and problems
Mrs. Kara McNamara

Phone: 970-586-5321 ext. 3306

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master's Degree in School Counseling-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill B.A. in English and Psychology-University of Dayton

Mrs. Kara McNamara

My name is Kara McNamara, and I am so honored to be one of the high school counselors at Estes Park High School. In my role, I am here to support students academically, personally, and in their college planning and career development. I collaborate with faculty, staff and administrators to work for a positive, safe school culture, to promote equity for all students, and to support individual students' needs. I also work with community members to utilize resources and expertise that can best serve EPHS students. Our students are leaders, innovators, and changemakers, and it is my hope that I can support them in being and becoming the best versions of themselves in all facets of their lives.

Prior to school counseling, I worked in youth development in the non-profit sector for six years and am very passionate about empowering youth and leveraging individual and community strengths. My husband, Jack, and I live in Estes Park, and we love to explore all the beauty to be found here. 

Mr. Christopher Roland

Phone: 970-586-5321 ext. 3336

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Christopher Roland