• Welcome to the ARHS Guidance Counseling Website 


    This site includes information specifically regarding the Guidance Office, including; Running Start Info, Counseling Resources, Certain forms, etc. We encourage you to browse.


    Welcome back Ravens and "hello" to our new Ravens! There are some exciting changes you need to know about.

    The Guidance and Attendance Offices have switched spaces! You will now access your counselor and registrar from the previous attendance office space. Please continue to use the new attendance office (former counseling office) doors for the Health Room.

    We have added a 5th counselor to our office. Mr. Mead is joining us and will work with all students whose last names begin with I to Mi. Please see below for all counselor new alphabet assigments.




    Schedule change request forms available after school - 2nd full day of school (Typically Thursday)

    Last day to pick up schedule change request form - The following Monday

    Last day to turn in schedule change request forms - Friday following the 1st week of school

    Please know that there are only certain criteria for changes to be granted.  The criteria are:

    • Missing Graduation requirements

    • Previously passed (enrolled in Geometry 1, but already passed, etc.)

    • Wrong level of course (enrolled in Woods 4, but never taken Woodshop)

    • Missing prerequisites (enrolled in Spanish 3/4, but failed Spanish 2)

    • Running Start

    • Emergency (immediate action required, safety issue)

    Any requests not meeting one of these criteria will be held and only addressed if time allows.



    Dr. Sam Hartt (A-Da)                                                                                           Dr. Sam Hartt



    Dr. Hartt joined the ARHS counseling staff in 2005 after spending many years overseas in Haiti and Ecuador, mostly involved in education and community development opportunities. His most recent experiences before coming to ARHS include administration at Seattle Hebrew Academy on Capitol Hill and the Bear Creek School in Redmond, WA.  His experience includes teaching, administration and counseling in primary and secondary schools. His passion outside of school is bicycling, mountain climbing, and fishing. He is married to Carol and his family includes two sons; Jonathan married to Ruth with grandson Henry, Simon married to Amy with grandson Josiah. One of his dreams is to visit Australia with Carol and to bicycle across the United States. He enjoys his current assignment as a counselor at ARHS and looks forward to meeting parents of his students.




    Ms. Veronika Raguzin-Holloman (Db-H)                                    Veronika Holloman



    Mrs. Holloman joined the ARHS Ravens in 2007 working half time with the incredible Mrs. Dooley. She is excited to be part of the Raven Counseling team and enjoys serving the Auburn community.


    Mrs. Holloman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Tucson Arizona at age 16 with her parents and older sister. After completing high school Mrs. Holloman attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. She graduated from the U of A (go Wildcats) in 1998 with her Bachelors degree and teaching credentials in Physical Education and Spanish. Mrs. Holloman began teaching Spanish (her first language) in Arizona and moved to Washington State where she continued teaching Spanish. Receiving her Masters degree from City University in Guidance and Counseling, she began one of the most rewarding careers imaginable.


    In her free time Mrs. Holloman enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, her friends, as well as reading and exercising.




    Mr. Steve Mead (I-Mi)                                                                    



    Mr. Mead is our newest addition to our Counseling Office! He was previously the Auburn Riverside Career Counselor. He will assist students whose last names begin with the letters I - Mi.

    Welcome, Mr. Mead!





    Dr. Daniel Polley (Mj-R)                                                              Dr. Daniel Polley



    Dr. Polley was born in Lewiston, Maine. He went to school at Leavitt Area High School in Turner, Maine, and then attended The King's College in New York for his Bachelor's degree. He moved onto the University of Puget Sound for his Master's in Education and finished with a Doctorate degree from the University of Sarasota.


    Dr. Polley has worked at several schools and performed a variety of jobs before coming to Auburn Riverside. He worked at: The King's College as an admissions counselor, Seattle Pacific University and Tacoma Community College as a Lab Technician and was a counselor at Mt. Tahoma and Foss High Schools. He is now the old veteran counselor at ARHS as he has been here since 1996.

    He is married to his lovely wife Kimberlee Polley who just happens to be one of the ARHS French teachers.  She is the cute one in the picture above. This photo was taken in a little village in France where they travel often.  He enjoys travel (of course), renovating his old house in Tacoma, reading, spending time with friends, and taking long walks. One of his dreams would be to live in France for six months of the year.




    Karen Brown (S-Z)                                                                                                 Karen Brown



    Mrs. Brown grew up in Mt. Vernon Washington, home of the Tulip Festival. Attending Pacific Lutheran University, she earned a Nursing degree before receiving her Masters in Guidance and Counseling. First starting in Enumclaw at the middle school level, she spent 13 years in this position before coming to Auburn. Mrs. Brown enjoys working with students, encouraging them in their future goals, while also supporting them to reach their potential in high school. She is passionate about recognizing and appreciating each individual and their nationality, culture or heritage, and has assisted with the Multicultural Fairs.


    Living in the Lake Tapps area, Mrs. Brown has one son. Gardening, visiting family and friends, and walking ‘the hill’ are some of her hobbies, in addition to involvement in her church.