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    Welcome to Casteel's Counseling Department

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    Counselors work with staff, students and parents to ensure student success at Casteel High. Counselors provide developmental and preventative guidance for student's life-long learning. Counselors will have contact with students throughout the year through a variety of lessons and presentations are tailored to address academic, personal, social and post high school interests. Students are assigned to counselors based on their last name and grade level.

     How to schedule an appointment with your Counselor:

    Students do not need an appointment to see their counselor before/after school or during their lunch, but keep in mind that counselors may already have appointments scheduled during those times. Parents and students may contact Chris Humphrey, Counseling Secretary at to schedule an appointment with the appropriate counselor. Students should not come down during class time to make an appointment or to see a counselor, except in an emergency.

    Chris Humphrey, Secretary to Counseling Department
    (480) 424-8148



Jen Johnson
Rory Ruelas
Joanne Conroy
Carrie Shropshire

Jennifer Johnson

  • Counselor for students with the last name of A-Eu

    Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in the Southwest most of her life.  She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Journalism.  After working in different facets of education, she decided to continue her own education and received a Master's degree in School Counseling from Capella University.  Mrs. Johnson has 5 years experience as a school counselor, and has worked with students in junior high as well as high school.  She is very excited to be a part of the Casteel team! 

Rory Ruelas

  • Counselor for the students with the last name Ev-Lem

    Mr. Ruelas is in his 9th year as a high school counselor.  He has a Bachelors of Science degree in industrial technology from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Education degree in school counseling from Ottawa University.  Prior to being a school counselor Mr. Ruelas was a high school industrial technology teacher for 6 years.



Joanne Conroy

  • Counselor for students with the last name  Len-Rod

    Mrs. Conroy is in her 10th year as a School Counselor.  She graduated from Misericordia University in Dallas Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and has a Masters of Education with a concentration in School Counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore Maryland. She has experience from the east coast working as a second-grade teacher and elementary school counselor.  While in Arizona, she has experience as a para educator at Payne Junior High, a counselor at CTA- Freedom and served as the Dean of Students at BASIS charter school.  She has two children that attend high school in CUSD and she is very excited to be a member of the Colts family.

Carrie Shropshire

  • Counselor for the students with the last name Roe-Z 

    Mrs. Shropshire is in her 14th year as a School Counselor.  She was born and raised in Arizona and attended Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe.  She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies.  She then attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Masters of Counseling.  She worked for 5 years at Fees Middle School (now named Fees College Preparatory Middle School ) in Tempe and worked 7 years at Payne Jr. High School before becoming a Casteel Colt.