Meet Our Team
School psychologist introduction:
Hello Challenge Families!
My name is Terra Price, and I am delighted to join the Challenge team for the 2023-2024 school year!
This is my twenty-first year in education, beginning as a classroom teacher and transitioning to school psychology 15 years ago. For the last seven years I have specialized in supporting the academic and affective needs of gifted, highly gifted, and twice-exceptional learners and their families. As a parent of three gifted learners, I have become passionate about supporting and advocating for the needs of this unique population and their families. I have many roles within the school community, whether it be leading social/emotional groups for elementary students, collaborating on various multi-disciplinary committees with other staff, or consulting with families and teachers to problem solve how to best support student needs.
In addition to my work in schools, I have provided support in the community through my role instructing graduate level courses for the gifted endorsement program at Southern Utah University and leading parent education groups through my private coaching practice.
During time outside of school I enjoy all things outdoors! Some of my favorites include backpacking, skiing, and camping. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and hiking with my goldendoodle, Finnegan! I am grateful for the warm welcome and look forward to getting to know your families! Please feel free to contact me anytime!
Terra Price Ed.S, NCSP
School counselor introduction:
Hello Challenge Families,
My name is Laura Puchino and I am the K-8 School Counselor at Challenge. This is my second year at Challenge, and I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing community.
I have always had a passion for helping people, particularly students. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. I then continued my education at Adams State University where I earned my Master of Arts in School Counseling. I absolutely love helping students become the best version of themselves, building positive relationships, and building an inclusive community.
In my free time I like to spend time with family and friends, do anything outdoors, watch sports, and go to concerts.
As a school counselor, my primary responsibilities are to promote the social/emotional, academic, and career development of all students. I look forward to offering support to the Challenge students, staff, families, and the community.
Mrs. Hunt, Ms. Price & Ms. Puchino are available to:
- Meet with students individually for brief counseling support
- Meet with students in small groups for social/emotional learning and building executive functioning skills
- Help with classroom social/emotional learning lessons
- Collaborate and support families and staff with the 504 process
- Collaborate with teachers and staff regarding interventions, social/emotional learning, mental health, and executive functioning
- Provide resources
- Advocate for student needs
- Analyze data to identify student issues, needs, and challenges
- Consult with the district and community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of students
Please contact Mrs. Hunt & Ms. Price specifically for support, questions, and concerns regarding:
- The special education/IEP process
Please contact Ms. Puchino specifically for support, questions, and concerns regarding:
- High school registration
- High school transition process
- Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)
Our Contact Information:
Mrs. Hunt: (720) 747-2119 and/or firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. Price: (720) 747-2147 and.or email@example.comMs. Puchino: (720)747-2157 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so excited about working with your children and getting to know them throughout the school year!