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 Counselor Assignments

​2018-19 School Year

  • 6th Grade Counselor: Dawn Suitts
  • 7th Grade Counselor: Dawn Suitts
  • 8th Grade Counselor: Bryant Strause
  • CHOICE Counselor: Bryant Strause


For any school or personal issues, please contact the student's counselor listed above by grade level via email or by stopping in the Counseling Office. 

 A Note From Your Counselors

As counselors, we wear many different hats.  
  • We are members of the grade level teacher teams of the students on our case load. We start with a 6th grade class and we remain those student's counselor for the 3 years they are at Platt. 
  • We are members of the administrative team, which is comprised of the Principal, the Assistant Principal and the two Counselors.  
  • We are a member of the Team Leaders Committee as well as the School Advisory Committee (SAC). 
  • We are advisors to the Platt Parent Engagement Network (PEN).
  • We head up the Platt programs/groups: Sources of Strength (Dawn Suitts) and No Place for Hate Allies (Bryant Strause)
When we work with students we provide one on one counseling to support mental health, social and emotional well being, conflict resolution, and academic support.  We also run a variety of small counseling groups that are focused around topics such as friendship and forming healthy social connections, study and organizational skills, family change, grief and loss, stress management and anxiety. 



Suittshttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Suitts.aspxhttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Suitts.aspx{3b2afcc2-777a-40b3-91b4-f3347b27b938}SuittsDawn6th & 7th Grade Counselor720-561-6861dawn.suitts@bvsd.orghttps://npm.bvsd.org/academics/counseling/Pages/default.aspx, Platt Counseling Website
Finneyhttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Gina-Finney.aspxhttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Gina-Finney.aspx{3b2afcc2-777a-40b3-91b4-f3347b27b938}FinneyGinaRegistrar & Counseling Assistant720-561-6803gina.finney@bvsd.orghttps://npm.bvsd.org/academics/counseling/Pages/default.aspx, Platt Counseling Website
Mentastihttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Mentasti.aspxhttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Mentasti.aspx{3b2afcc2-777a-40b3-91b4-f3347b27b938}MentastiRobinMondays only Counselor720-561-5536robin.mentasti@bvsd.orghttps://npm.bvsd.org/academics/counseling/Pages/default.aspx, Platt Counseling Website
Strausehttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Strause.aspxhttps://npm.bvsd.org/About/directory/profiles/Pages/Strause.aspx{3b2afcc2-777a-40b3-91b4-f3347b27b938}StrauseBryant8th Grade & CHOICE Counselor720-561-6845bryant.strause@bvsd.orghttps://npm.bvsd.org/academics/counseling/Pages/default.aspx, Platt Counseling Website

​PACK Promise
Pride ~ Accountable ~ Challenge ~ Kindness

When I agree to the PACK Promise, I am promising to commit to a legacy of kindness and respect in my school.  I will practice empathy and try to understand and repect people's struggles.  I will include all people, and not jump to conclusion about anybody before I know who they are.  I will be kind and help those in need, no matter their gender, race, sexual orientation, body shape, or (dis)abitility.  I will respect others and their preference and wants.  I will acknowledge that spreading rumors is painful, and will work to extinguish them.  I will persevere in challenges, put my full self into my work, and take pride and confidence in myself and my work.  I will own up to mistakes and not tell lies.  Taking this oath, i will promise to do my best to follow these morals thoughout my years at Platt and into the future.

Platt’s PACK Promise.pdf