• Welcome to the Cooley Counseling Center!
    Shannon Alexander, LAC, MC
    Phone: 480.279.8317
    If you would like a counselor to contact you please complete the Student Appointment Request Form. At this time the counselor will be scheduling virtual meetings by email, please make sure the email provided is correct and checked frequently by the student. Thank you! 
    Hello Cooley Families!

    My name is Shannon Alexander and I am the counselor for all students (7th and 8th grade) at Cooley Middle School. I am so excited to work with all of the amazing students who are entering and returning to Cooley this year! I am a graduate of the Master of Counseling program at Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) where I completed both the school counseling and clinical mental health programs. This will be my 8th year at Cooley(!!!) and I am excited to get to know our newest group of Cooley Cougars. Prior to CMS I was working as a Child & Family Therapist at a community mental health organization in Apache Junction where I provided counseling services to children (4-17 yrs old) and their families. Last year we had an amazing year at Cooley and it is my goal to continue to make myself available to all the students here at Cooley and to make them feel comfortable asking for help, whether it is academic advice and guidance, personal and social counseling, or anything else that might be causing our students any additional stress.
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Email is generally the best form of communication. I look forward to speaking with you!
    “Higley Unified School District is a community of schools that share a common commitment to education and achievement for our youth and a sense of well-being for all.” – HUSD, 2013