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The mission of the BCMS counseling department is to provide counseling to every student in making educational, occupational, and life plans that prepare all to become compassionate and responsible decision-makers for their personal success as well as the community at large. The counseling program works towards each student across all grades having equal access to services by offering personal development classes, small-group sessions, and emphasizing the importance community partnerships so that the students can achieve their highest potential in a holistic environment.

Eagle County School District is committed to providing age and grade appropriate counseling services at all of our schools. In addition to general school day programs and services, our counselors are available to both students and parents by appointment.


Our Team

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School Counselor- Nita Kirwan


  • Masters Western Kentucky University
  • Masters of Arts in Education-Professional Special Service Provider
  • Bachelor of Science-Professional Teacher Elementary Education K-6 
Office Phone: 970-328-7498


Tentative Hours:
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays   7:30-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday  9:30-3:30 pm

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School Counselor/- Erika Gilbert


  • Lewis and Clark College
  • University of Colorado Boulder

Office Phone: 970-328-7464


Hope Center School-Based Therapist- Emily Kunkel


  • Aurora University
  • University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign

Office Phone: 970-328-7472