Welcome to the Wilson Counseling Department
What We Do
Counselors help students and their families create a plan to meet each student's individual goals for graduation, college and career, and then monitor students' progress over their high school career, providing the support and resources needed to achieve those goals. Counselors also provide valuable assistance to students and families dealing with issues such as mental health challenges, traumatic family events, or other psycho-social issues that may affect academic achievement.
We love to see students in person and there are many ways to make this happen! Schedule an appointment with Ms. Dailey or directly with your counselor via email, or drop in, especially during lunch, before or after school, or during a free period. If your counselor is busy with another student when you drop in, please leave a note or talk with Ms. Dailey. You can also email your counselor regarding your question or even just leave a note on the door!
How to Contact Us
For parents and guardians, we ask that you schedule an appointment or send us an email or leave a phone message. If it is ever urgent that you speak with us concerning your student's safety, please contact Sharon Dailey and give her the message for us.Who's My Counselor?
Students are assigned to counselors by last name, and stay with the same counselor over their high school career. Scroll down to find your counselor.
Meet the Counseling Department Staff
Counseling Department Secretary
phone: 503-916-5280 x75206
Sharon Dailey grew up in Hawaii and graduated from University of Portland. She loves working with the staff and students at Wilson in the Counseling Office. She joined the staff at Wilson in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family, three kids and their spouses and grandchildren. She loves getting back to Hawaii every year, gardening, exercising, tennis and watersports.
phone: 503-916-5280 x75340
Maureen Brennan grew up in Beaverton and graduated from Portland State University with a BS in Social Work. She went on to receive her MSW from Portland State University. Maureen has worked with young children in day treatment, was a child and family therapist and a protective services worker for DHS in Washington County. For over 17 years, Maureen was a program manager and supervisor for Outside In's Street Youth Program. Community services and resource development are Maureen's passions and areas of interest, linking students and families to services to meet their many physical, social and emotional needs and to help them achieve self-sufficiency and academic success. Most recently, Maureen was a case manager with Clackamas County Behavioral Health. When not working, Maureen enjoys travel, movies, art and eating out.
ALL GRADES: STUDENT LAST NAMES A - C
phone: 503-916-5280 x75210
Sheila grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and then attended Pacific University in Forest Grove to earn her bachelor’s degree. She stayed at Pacific after graduating and worked as an Admissions Counselor, recruiting students to Pacific from around Oregon, Washington and Colorado. After earning her Masters in Counselor Education from Portland State University, she lived in Amsterdam for a year working at the International School and traveling around Europe. After returning, she began work at Tigard High where she was a counselor for 15 years. Sheila is thrilled to be at Wilson now, working and living in the community. Sheila has two children, three and four, who keep life very exciting, but when she has a free moment she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and biking, and taking trips to the beach with the family.
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2019: LAST NAMES D - H
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2020 AND BEYOND: LAST NAMES D - Ho
phone: 503-916-5280 x75207
Keith Brown grew up in Florida and graduated with a BS in science education from The Florida State University in 1989. Before moving to Portland in 1997, he earned his master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Central Florida. He taught biology, anatomy and physiology, algebra and geometry over a thirteen year period before moving into school counseling. Since 2002 he has worked as a high school counselor and he joined the Wilson staff in 2006. Teaching remains a passion for him and you can often find him tutoring students in his office.
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2019: LAST NAMES I - M
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2020 AND BEYOND: LAST NAMES Hp-Mi
phone: 503-916-5280 x75208
Julie Fleming is proud to say she’s a native Oregonian. She grew up attending public schools in Beaverton. Julie then made her way down to University of Oregon where she earned a B.S. in Family and Human Services in 2001. From there, Julie worked as an adolescent counselor and group leader at a local drug/alcohol residential facility for three years before deciding to go back to school. Julie attended Lewis and Clark College, earning her Masters of Education degree in School Counseling in 2006. She joined the Wilson staff in 2007! In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband, Austin and two children Kellen and Hayden. She also loves the DUCKS, camping, crafting, running, and snowboarding.
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2019: LAST NAMES N - Sn
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2020 AND BEYOND: LAST NAMES Mj - Sh
phone: 503 916-5280 ext. 75213
Born and raised in Portland, Danny Bradach attended Oregon State University and graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. After OSU, he attended Lewis & Clark College, where he earned his M. Ed. degree in School Counseling in 2008. He earned a second master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2010. Danny joined the Wilson staff in 2015, but began his school counseling career in 2008-09 and has previously worked at Madison, Marshall, and Parkrose high schools. He enjoys being a part of the great staff at Wilson and loves working so close to home. In his free time, Danny enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, watching and coaching sports, cooking, and cheering for the OSU Beavers.
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2019: LAST NAMES So - Z
STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2020 AND BEYOND: LAST NAMES Si - Z
phone: 503-916-5280 x75209
Lauryn Files grew up near North Lake Tahoe in California and earned a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University. She moved to Portland in 2005 and worked for Morrison Family Services before starting a Master’s in School Counseling at Lewis and Clark College in 2006. Lauryn worked in Hillsboro and Beaverton School Districts before joining the Wilson family and she’s very excited to be here! In her spare time, Lauryn enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Sean, and daughter, Lila. She also enjoys hiking, biking, baking and exploring Portland restaurants.
Summer Enrollment Registration & Orientation Sessions
Moving to the Wilson neighborhood during the summer? Call or come to the Wilson main office to sign up for a Summer Orientation session. At these sessions we welcome new students who have enrolled over the summer. Students meet their counselor, have a short slide presentation about Wilson, pick classes, and take a tour of the school.
Monday, August 19, 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 21, 9:00am
Tuesday, August 27, 9:00am (foreign exchange students only this session)
Tuesday, August 27, 1:00pm
Advanced registration required—each session is limited to 20 students. Before your Orientation session, come to the main office to fill out enrollment paperwork and pick up a forecasting sheet. Please also bring a transcript from your previous school. Each session will last about 45 minutes followed by an optional tour.
Saturday School is offered at Wilson two Saturdays a month from 8:30-11:30am beginning in October.
Freshmen should see any of their community teachers to sign up and grades 10-12 can see their counselor. Each session has a 25-seat maximum.
While students can self-select to attend, we use this venue to target 9th-graders needing support first. Counselors, through consultation with teachers or perhaps by reviewing grades, may invite students in grades 10-12 to attend. Any student wanting to select to come on their own should see their counselor to be signed up. Any parent wanting their student to attend should reach out to the counselor to see if seats are available.
Pre-Ninth Grade Credits
All pre-ninth grade credits will remain on the student transcript unless they are requested to be removed by the end of the first semester of freshman year.
Why would students want a credit removed? Students sometimes want B’s or C’s removed because these grades appear to be lowering the grade point average early on. Some students want to strive for a straight-A average, and grades lower than an A from middle school would prevent that.
Important: Removing a credit doesn’t change your placement in the next level but can impact your progression through graduation requirements. Removing a middle school Algebra credit, for example, would mean that the three math classes that count toward graduation would start with Geometry in 9th grade.
Please submit the request form to your counselor by mid-January if you wish to have a credit removed.
Quick Links to Counseling Resources
Counselor's Corner: Extra Tips from the Counseling Department