VRHS Counseling Announcements

Counseling Services

  • District 49's school counselors are here to support students and families throughout the educational process. Counselors are an integral part of academic achievement through addressing the student as a whole person with various supports in all areas.
Heidi Cephus
VRHS Choice and Success Advisor
Devin Allen
Academic Advisor for Freshmen
Phone: 719.494.8826
Stephen Anderson
Counselor for Juniors
Mike Brandt
Dean of Pathway Learning
Elisabeth Carter
Dean of Concurrent Enrollment and Success Center Department Chair
Phone: 719.494.8823
Alexis Corral
Counselor for Sophomores
Phone: 719.494.8053
Julie Fleming
Dean of Career & College Success
Phone: 719-494-8810
Karole Hites
Student Success Coordinator
Phone: 719.494.8823
Anna Kelle
Counselor for Seniors
Phone: 719.494.8816
Rachael Winn
Social Emotional Support Counselor
Phone: 719.495.1171



Degrees and Certifications:

BA Psychology, Southwestern University 2003 MA English, University of Texas at Arlington 2006 PhD English, University of North Texas 2017

Mrs. Heidi Cephus

Hello! I’m Heidi Cephus, and I am the VRHS Choice and Success Advisor.

My role is to connect students with the resources that they need to succeed beyond high school whether they immediately enter the workforce, join the military, enroll in a trade school, or attend a 2- or 4-year college. I can help students explore career interests, set up job shadows, and apply for internships.

Before coming to Vista Ridge, I taught English at Oklahoma State University and at the University of North Texas. I have also worked in freelance writing, technical writing, sales, and customer support, and I am excited to bring all these experiences with me to serve Vista Ridge students.

In my free time, I enjoy playing disc golf, running, baking, and reading detective fiction. I am passionate about helping students explore their interests, set goals, and develop plans to ensure success, and I look forward to working with you! 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit my webpage.

VRHS Counseling Documents