Sarah Hanks- Counselor

My name is Sarah Hanks and I am excited to be the school counselor at Prairie Crossing this year! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Couple and Family therapy and School Counseling. This will be my 1st year working in the schools and I am very excited for this journey.  I have a passion for working with children and have a strong belief that the child and the family are the experts and focusing on the whole child is paramount in building relationships and creating pathways to success. 

When I am not counseling, I enjoy reading, creating memories, and spending time with my family. My husband and I have three incredible little boys ages 5, 7, and 9. They keep our lives busy and our hearts full. We love traveling together and spending time outdoors enjoying the beautiful Colorado weather!

My approach to school counseling is largely solution-focused, and I strive to recognize the child as an active participant in the process of growth. My goal is to provide every PCE student with the tools they need to be happy, to find success, and to embrace the world around them.
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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.