About the Counselors

Scott Major
Counselor for 6th Grade A-K & All 7th Grade

About Mr. Major:
This is my 6th year at EMS and I love being a Ram! Prior to working at EMS, I was a school counselor at another middle school in Denver and, before that, I was a paraprofessional in Jeffco.

Although I was born in Virginia, I grew up in Colorado Springs, so I am almost a Colorado native. I went to Colorado Christian University for a degree in psychology and The University of Phoenix for my master's in school counseling. I also recently completed a Master of Arts in Teaching in Biology from Miami University's Project Dragonfly.

Outside of working at EMS, I volunteer at the Denver Zoo and I was a volunteer leader for Young Life for many years. I enjoy photography and I love playing disc golf, ultimate Frisbee, and baseball. I love being outside and I love being in or around water. I love to travel, too, and the coolest place I've visited was the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I have taken EMS students to Costa Rica and Belize and on rafting trips in Utah & Oregon. I am excited to continue leading trips around the world. I have a cat named Simon and two crested geckos. I also love birds of prey, especially owls.

I am looking forward to another great school year at EMS!

Amanda Teves

Counselor for 6th Grade L-Z & All 8th Grade

About Ms. Teves:
This is my 4th year at EMS and I am so happy to continue my time as a Ram! Before EMS, I was a counselor at Arvada West High School and Golden High School in Jeffco.

I was born in Seattle, WA and moved to Albuquerque, NM when I was 10 years old. After graduating high school, I attended Tennessee Tech University on a volleyball scholarship. I was lucky enough to have a mentor at TTU who encouraged me to do a school counseling internship and that was where I fell in love with this profession! I found my way to Colorado because of graduate school where I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver.

 When I am not at work, I really enjoy being active. I play in a couple volleyball leagues with my friends, I attend CrossFit classes, and I love going on walks and hikes with my dog, Koa. Relaxing on the couch with a good book is also a pastime I can’t get enough of. I love adventuring to new places and I like challenging myself to try new things, especially things that are out of my comfort zone. This year, my goal is to learn how to skateboard!

 I can’t wait for a great 20-21 school year at EMS!

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