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Welcome to the Bear River High School's Counseling Connections. We are committed to making sure our students are successful in their academic, career and personal development so they can be healthy, productive members of our community. Our counselor's graduate degrees are in Educational Counseling with Pupil Personnel Service Credentials that prepare them to provide a variety of services to our students.  We believe in a collaborative partnership that involves and benefits our students, parents, teachers and the community in creating student achievement. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student's counselor.


Our counselors are assigned by your student's last name. You may email us directly or call:


Katrina "KC"  Wachs-Worden 

Students' Last Names A-K

530-268-3700 ext 4838

Carey Bussey -

Students' Last Names L-Z
530-268-3700 ext 4838




The mission of the Nevada Joint Union High School District’s Counseling Department is to provide all students with a strong foundation in the academic, social/emotional, and college and career areas of development. 

In accordance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, we believe:
  • Every student can learn and every student can succeed. 
  • Every student should have access to and opportunity for high-quality education. 
  • Every student should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary opportunities. 
  • Every student should have access to a comprehensive school counseling program. 
  • Effective school counseling is a collaborative process involving all stakeholders: school counselors, students, families, school faculty, administrators, and the community. 
  • School counselors are leaders in the school, district, state, and nation. 
  • Comprehensive school counseling programs promote and enhance student academic, career, and social/emotional outcomes.
  • School counselors recognize and distinguish individual and group differences and strive to equally value all students and groups.
  • School counselors are advocates for the equitable treatment of all students in school and in the community.

NJUHSD school counselors: 
  • serve as leaders and collaborators in assessing barriers to learning and academic success and will advocate for equity and access to programs for all students.
  • abide by the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors to make informed decisions based on the highest moral principles.
  • apply and analyze data to create effective college and career readiness programs that prepare students to compete in the global market.
  • understand professional development is crucial in order for school counselors to remain current with best practices.