School Counseling Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the West Leadership Academy School Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students’ academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.  This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

School Counselor: Ms. Bri Manko

Originally from Baltimore, MD I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stevenson University. Two years later I received my masters in Counselor Education from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.  Once I received my Masters, I packed up all my stuff and moved to Denver! I have lived here for 4 years now and it was the best decision I have ever made! My favorite activities are hiking, skiing, seeing live music, running outside and eating really good food. My door is always open!