Husky Alum Living Her Dream as School Counselor

Husky Alum is Living Her Dream as a School Counselor
Posted on 01/13/2022

Husky Alum is Living Her Dream as a School Counselor

Jenny Alsup credits DCSD for preparing her for her career, providing her with job experience, and meeting her future husband.

What is your name, which school did you attend, and what year did you graduate?
My name is Jenny (Anderson) Alsup, and I graduated from Douglas County High School in 1994.

What have you been doing since graduation?
I went to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to earn my bachelor's degree in communications. Then, I went onto the University of Phoenix to earn a master's degree in science: school counseling. While in school, I worked for DCSD in classified positions, and currently, I am a school counselor at eDCSD Online.

Dreams do come true!
I am very proud that I was able to earn my degrees and serve in my dream job as a school counselor in the school district I grew up in. I have also been blessed with the family I always dreamed of. My husband and I just celebrated 25 years of marriage, and we are raising two beautiful, kind daughters.

Meeting my future husband is one of my fondest high school memories.
I am a lucky girl. I met my husband at DCHS, so some of my fondest memories are going to football games to cheer him on and sharing dances together. Probably my most favorite thing we did together was take a woodshop class with Mr. Varone! My husband built our dining room table in that class, and while he was building it, he told me it would be in our house one day! I also met some of my very best friends at DCHS, who remain lifelong friends.

What was one unique thing you learned about yourself during high school? How did your teachers and school support you?
Something unique I learned about myself in high school was that I needed to pursue as many opportunities as possible and get involved with as much as possible. This was the time to try new things and do new things, so I would know what I wanted to do in my life. DCHS provided opportunities to try new things and participate in athletics. I am so thankful I took advantage of the things that were offered to me.

What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
I would tell myself to worry less about what others think and to do the things that would make me the happiest!

What skill are you trying to master?
I am trying to balance work and life better! I am told this skill takes many years to master, and I am trying hard to do that.

What are your future plans?
I want to continue to grow as a school counselor. I want to travel with my family, and I want to watch where life takes my girls and be there every step of the way, cheering them on!

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