Middle School Counseling and SUPPORT Team


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Tyrez HowardTyrez_Howard@dpsk12.org

Middle School Counselor

Tyrez Howard is the substitute middle school counselor this year. He has taken on the work of Ibonne Pineda, until she returns. He can be reached at 720-424-0172.

Ibonne Pinedaibonne_pineda@dpsk12.org

Middle School Counselor- Bilingual

Ibonne Pineda is the KCAA middle school counselor this year. She works with students on academics, post-secondary readiness and personal/social problems. This is her fourth year as a middle school counselor in DPS and she is excited to be working at KCAA this year!

Ms. Pineda is originally from the greater Los Angeles area, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Education and Applied Psychology, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Master’s degree in School Counseling from San Diego State University. Her past work experience includes behavioral therapy with students with disabilities, and K-12 tutoring. In her spare time, Ibonne likes to hike and visit new places.

Ms. Pineda is available to meet with students either before or after school, or during recess. If you have an urgent concern, please get a pass from your teacher before stopping by. She is here to make sure your students gain the necessary knowledge, attitude, and skills that will prepare them to be successful in middle school, high school and beyond.