Degrees and Certifications:
Lori Dahne is a School Counselor and Department Lead for the Cactus Shadows High School Counseling Department. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and her Master’s in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the State of Arizona and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Lori is a member of the AZ School Counselor Association (AzSCA) as well as the American Counselor Association (ACA). She began working as a counselor for this district in January of 1999 and was an integral part of the counseling team as they became the first high school in the State of Arizona to have their comprehensive counseling program recognized by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as a model program. The award is called RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) and the program has now been recognized for the third time.
While all of the counseling team members are generalists, each has a primary focus, serving as the point of contact for certain domain areas and events. Lori covers the Career domain for the department, coordinates and organizes the annual College and Career fair, serves as the point of contact for the military, coordinates the PSAT exam, coordinates and plans the PSAT lesson for the 10th graders, and the PSAT College Comparison lesson for the juniors. She coordinates the Sophomore Career Exploration lesson, high school registration with administration, and the Planning for College and Career Night presentation. Lori serves as liaison for the in-state college fairs, supervises counseling internships, communicates upcoming events and counseling news to the students and families through the counseling newsletter, and serves as the Counseling Department Chair/Lead. She enjoys focusing on the students (during individual, small group and classroom settings) and meeting with their families as the students prepare for life after high school.
Degrees and Certifications:
Elizabeth Sigette (A-D)
Elizabeth Sigette is a School Counselor for the Cactus Shadows Counseling Department. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in Boston, MA, at Northeastern University, and her Master's degree in School Counseling at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. This is Elizabeth's 6th year in K-12 school counseling. Previously, she was an elementary school counselor for 5 years. This is her first year as a high school counselor, and her 10th year in education. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
Within the CSHS counseling team, Elizabeth is the point counselor for scholarships, Junior class presentations, Middle School course registration, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. She enjoys getting to know her students, their goals, and working with their families to ensure that each student is happy and successful.