Woodland Park High School


Our Staff

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Mr. Dan Nickels



Serving students with last names A-E

After 19 years of working with youth at summer camps and as a high school fine arts teacher in Los Angeles, I’ve embarked on an exciting journey at Woodland Park High School as a new counselor. My love for working with youth and art haven’t changed, but will look a little different this year as I approach this new part of my journey. My family and I have always loved the outdoors and have spent most of our vacations in the mountains, but to live here... it’s a dream come true. After living in Woodland Park for the past two years, I’ve come to love this community. I’m truly blessed to have this opportunity to serve you. If I’m not in my office, hanging out in the halls, or hanging out with my family, you’ll find me mountain biking on the local trails, or trout fishing down at Manitou Lake. I look forward to getting to know you, learning about your passions, and helping you discover your future goals. Please be sure to stop by and introduce yourself

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Mrs. Jennifer Johnston



Serving students with last names F-K

Dreams really do come true! The 2020-2021 school year is my eight year as Panther Counselor and I am loving it! This year walking in the halls alongside me will be my two children, Teagan who is a freshman and Aidan a junior. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University, Chico then went on to earn my Masters of Science in Educational Counseling from National University, La Jolla, CA. This will be my 21st year in education and it feels like it only just began. When I am not working I may be catching up on a few Netflix or Hulu shows or throwing a ball around the softball field. I love to lift weights and if I can gather a good group of people to tackle a Tough Mudder I would love it! I am looking forward to another great school year! #PantherStrong

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Mr. Jeremy Grier



Serving students with last names L-Q

Hello Panther family, I am so excited to be joining your team. Although I was born and raised in Iowa, I have always felt like Colorado was home to me. I am an avid hiker and have spent years hiking in Colorado and all over the world. When I am not working, there is a good chance I am on a trail somewhere or hanging out with family and friends. Although this will be my first year as a fulltime high school counselor, I have over two and a half years of counseling internships in high schools, as well as over 20 years of providing leadership, motivation, and counseling to soldiers. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and after retiring from the military, I earned Master's degrees in Social Work and Education. Please stop by my office and introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you during your high school journey and beyond.

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Mr. Chad Cosner



Serving students with last names R-Z

I am excited to be back for another year at Woodland Park High School. I’ve had the opportunity to serve students over the last several years within public education in multiple areas, in multiple different capacities. I earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and Master’s Degree in Counseling & Human Services. One of the most fulfilling roles I feel as a School Counselor is challenging students in reaching their postsecondary goals. And when opportunity arises, I will never turn down an experience to join students in traveling across the world in efforts to broaden their worldview.


For information for registration for the 2020-2021 school year, please click here.

Info Friday

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Info Friday is conducted twice a month, the 2nd and 4th Friday, through English classes. Counselors provide ICAP re-cap, SAT & ACT test dates, visiting college representatives and facts, sophomore, junior and senior checklists, and scholarship updates. We encourage you to speak with your child about what they learned during Info Fridays and how we can support them in reaching their post-secondary goals after high school.

Post-secondary Information


If you have received acceptance letters to college or award letters for scholarships, please complete this form. To see a list of available scholarships check out the file link below.



All students requesting to be excused for a college visit MUST SEE your counselor PRIOR to the date of your visit in order for it to be considered an excused absence. This is especially important for seniors with the attendance policy in place regarding unexcused absences and the ability to attend senior activities.

Parent Support

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Schedule Change Procedure

Please EMAIL your counselor for questions or concerns regarding your schedule.