• North High School Counselors



    Carlos Cottner 

    School Counselor 



    Academy 1 / A115 



    About Me: This is my 15th year of being a counselor at North High School. Before I became a counselor, I was a history teacher at West High School. My hobbies include weight lifting and anything athletic. I also enjoy traveling to major cities and experiencing big city life. 


    Why I Love North: I love North because the kids are funny and polite. Also, we have very supportive parents.


    Education:   Wichita State University, BS Spanish 

                         Wichita State University, MEd Mathematics         





    Miguel Sabas-Perez 

    School Counselor 



    Academy 4 / A111 



    About Me: I’ve been at North for two years. Currently, my hobbies revolve around whatever my two daughters want to do. I am a huge WSU Shocker’s fan. My favorite candy is peanut M&M’s.


    Why I Love North: The thing I love about North is the rich history and traditions. I especially enjoy attending North High pep assemblies.


    Education:  Wichita State University, BA History

                          Wichita State University, MEd Mathematics                 






    Cassandra Smith 

    Lead School Counselor 



    Academy 3 / A113 


    About Me: This is currently my 10th year being connected to North High. I originally taught math for 5 years and then moved into the counseling role. I did leave for one year to Coleman Middle School to get some experience at the middle school level, but returned the following year as the lead counselor. I love watching sports, especially K-State and Chiefs football as well as refereeing volleyball. When I am not at school, I spend most of my time with my therapy dog Winston and socializing with my friends. I am here for any social/emotional or academic needs. I can usually help with anything as long as I am aware of what is going on! I am excited for this unusual and unpredictable year.


    Why I Love North: North High has been my school home for 10 years. Even though I left for a year, I still attended many sporting events and came back to visit a time or two. There are no kids like my North High kids and it keeps me coming to work every day!


    Education:  Emporia State University, BSE Mathematics

                        Wichita State University, MEd Counseling




    J. Logan Stork 

    School Counselor 



    Academy 1 / A117 


    About Me: This is my 7th year North High! I served as the College Career Center Coordinator here for five years before transitioning to school counseling. My goal is to help students be successful in school through providing academic guidance and social/emotional support. Some of my favorite things to do outside of school include spending time with my family and three-year-old son, being outdoors, traveling, watching movies, listening to music, practicing Spanish and gardening. Also, I have one cat and three chickens!


    Why I Love North: North High students have spirit and grit. My favorite North High memory is signing the Tower with the Class of 2015, my first year. I loved being a part of the signing tradition.


    Education:  San Francisco State University, BA Art History

                        Wichita State University, BS Spanish 

                        Wichita State University, MEd Counseling






    Laura Vitolas 

    School Counselor 



    Academy 5 / A103 



    About Me: This is my 3rd year at North High, but 8th year as a counselor. I have been working for several years in various schools in the North End community. This is where I feel at home. I share many of our students and family's background and that is why I feel that I can relate to our students and make more of a difference in our community. My philosophy in life is that we are all equal and all have the same privilege and opportunity to attain a good education for a brighter future. This is the reason I am here to help our students, no matter what the obstacles life throws at us. SI SE PUEDE! I have two teenagers that keep me busy out of school. I love spending time with my family and traveling to new places!


    Why I Love North: North High students and families are my family. I have known some of you for years and seen our students grow into young, amazing adults. My reward as a counselor is to see my students excel in life and go beyond their own expectations.


    Education:  Wichita State University, MEd Counseling







    Deanna Von Fange 

    School Counselor/Special Education  





    About Me: I have been a North as a Counselor for 10 years. 5 of my children graduated from North as did my father. Swimming and Reading are my stress relievers (and chocolate).

    Why I Love North: I love North because of all the traditions and people. North is the friendliest high school in Wichita.


    Education:  Wichita State University, MEd Counseling







    Therapy Dog

    (Cassandra Smith, A113)

    About Me: I love hanging out with my mom while she is at work.  My favorite activities are chasing after tennis balls and eating bones.


    Why I Love North: I love North because they let me start coming to school with my mom after I completed my training when she was still teaching math! I don’t do well with loud pep assemblies or hall marches, but my mom tells me they are pretty amazing!


    Education:  Well-Trained Family Dog

                                    *Basic Obedience Completion

                                    *Canine Good Citizen Certification

                                    *Therapy Dog Certification