Welcome to the Fir Ridge Counseling page! As your school counselors, we are here to help you with classes, graduation planning, college and career goals, and personal/social issues.
We do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
Our School Counselors
Phone: 503-256-6530 ext. 8102
Before becoming a school counselor Katie taught special education for seven years at an alternative high school in Oakland, California. Katie’s heart is truly in alternative education, where she has seen countless students find success in a smaller, more supportive environment. Before becoming a counselor Katie studied Geology at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and then worked as an Environmental Geologist for several years on the east coast. After deciding to move into education she attended San Francisco State University and then Lewis & Clark College for her master’s degree.
Katie loves working at Fir Ridge, where students inspire her every single day with their incredible stories of strength, determination, and resilience. It is a joy and an honor to bear witness to students overcoming academic and personal barriers to meet their goal of graduating high school.
Phone: 503-256-6530 ext. 8504
Amoxtli “Amo” Reyes is a bilingual, multicultural school counselor who previously provided student advising at Portland Community College, and counseling to houseless LGBT youth at New Avenues for Youth. Amo is an indigenous Mexican-American who grew up with two sisters and a single mother. In honor of their familia, they are incredibly passionate about helping vulnerable populations.
Before becoming a counselor and attending Lewis and Clark College for School Counseling, Amo earned their MFA in Contemporary Art from Portland State, enjoying a professional career in art, music and performance. When Amo lost their first husband and became a widow in 2016, they switched their career from art to counseling in order to gain the skills to help others more.
Amo comes to us from David Douglas High School and David Douglas School District, where they were the Grow Your Own Advisor helping classified staff of color become licensed school professionals. In their spare time, Amo loves electronic dance music, pre-digital cinema, and gardening berries. Amo is honored for this opportunity to join our amazing Fir Ridge community.