Counselors 2018-01-19T11:06:11+00:00
Lisa Madar, counselor
Lisa Madar
Middle School
Renee Foran Coyle, counselor and career specialist
Renee Foran Coyle
High School, Career specialist
Ken Davis, Prevention Intervention Specialist
Ken Davis
Prevention Intervention Specialist

School counselors improve student success

Counselors are vital members of the education team. They help students thrive in school and work toward their school and life goals.

College and career development

Explore college and careers

Check out these college-planning resources.

Academic achievement

Get help with school

Counselors help students be successful in school. They also can assist with scheduling and graduation requirements.

Social and emotional skills

Learn how to deal with challenges

Students can seek help with personal issues, including family, friends, depression, self-esteem and drug and alcohol use.


To see a counselor, contact him or her or fill out an appointment-request form available outside the counselors’ office.


Where we grow

The YWCA will be offering the Where We Grow program, a free ten session workshop regarding healthy relationships for students ages 11-14 beginning on January 9, 2018. This group is designed for those youth who have been impacted by domestic violence or dating violence. Space is limited. For more information about the program and how to register, please see the Where We Grow flyer.

This event/activity is not sponsored or endorsed by Vancouver Public Schools

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College Bound Scholarship information

The College Bound Scholarship helps make college possible for students whose families can't pay some or all of the costs of a higher education. The scholarship pays for tuition at certain Washington colleges and universities. It also will cover some fees and provide a small allowance for books. Current seventh- and eighth-grade students whose families meet income guidelines or who are in foster care can apply online. The deadline to sign up is June 30 of a student's eighth-grade year. If you have questions or need help signing up, please contact Lisa Madar for assistance at or by calling her [...]

Community resources

Clark County Crisis Line
Behavioral health crisis services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
360-696-9560 or 800-626-8137

Teen Talk
Teen Talk offers non-judgmental peer-t0-peer support for a variety of topics.
email:  or 360-397-2428

Psychology Today
Find detailed professional listings for a therapist

Children’s Center

Children’s Home Society

Mental Health NW 


Information and referral services regarding housing, medical, legal, transportation, community groups and support groups can be accessed in Clark County by calling 211 or (360) 694-8899.