Meet the Counseling Department

Sherril Devitt

Counseling Secretary + Registrar
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Morgan Collins
Morgan Collins, before  Morgan Collins, after

All grade levels, last names A-K 
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I grew up in the beautiful community of Lake Joy in Carnation, Washington. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Santa Clara University with an emphasis in Drug and Alcohol Prevention among youth. After graduation, I volunteered with students at different age levels while working in the private sector until I began my studies at Seattle Pacific University, where I received my Master of Education in School Counseling.

Before joining Central Kitsap Middle School in 2016, I worked in both the Tukwila and Bremerton school districts. I came to CKMS the same year CKMS welcomed 6th graders for the first time completing it's transition to a proper middle school. I've been loving life with super cool, squirrelly middle schoolers ever since! I have a passion for finding a child's natural strengths and gifts and allowing those assets to help us navigate the areas of life where we need additional help.

I spend most of my time outside of CKMS doing trivia, hiking, crossword puzzling, hosting weekly spaghetti dinners, walking my dog (Goon), and loving life with my husband and kids Joy and Mikey, at our home in Bremerton. I love middle schoolers and will jump at any opportunity to dress up, dance around, and try to out-dork these awesome kids!

Other Roles at CKMS

  • Counseling Department Head
  • Anchored 4 Life Club Advisor
  •  Adult Mentor Coordinator
  •  PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Team Member
  • Seahawks Superfan

Stephanie Tell

 Stephanie Tell, before  Stephanie Tell, after

All grade levels, last names L-Z
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Born and raised in Kitsap County, I actually attended CKMS back when it was still a Jr. High School and graduated from CKHS in 2006. After high school, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance & Accounting and went to work in the nonprofit world. After a decade of crunching numbers for work and spending all my free time with people (especially volunteering with children/youth), I realized it was time for a career change! Going back to school was the best decision I ever made, and I earned my Masters of Science in School Counseling from Capella University in 2020. 

I’ve worked at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in the North Kitsap and Chimacum School Districts - but middle school has always been my favorite. I love being back at CKMS and I'm so excited to be a Cub again.Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are experiencing this amazing blend of drastic personal growth, crazy challenges, and really discovering/deciding the grown human they want to be. Being a helpful, reliable resource throughout that time is my dream job!

My husband Ross, daughter Emery, son Townes, and I like to spend our free time hiking in the Olympics, camping on rivers or the beach, fishing our gorgeous PNW waters, or cozying up with our doggos on the couch to binge watch whatever show we’re into. I love reading good fiction, trying to grow new flowers and veggies each year, and learning new/interesting/weird things from all the wonderful people I get to talk to every day. 

Other Roles at CKMS

  • Equity Team Member
  • Ci3t Team Member
  • Mindfulness Group Coordinator
  • Native American Liaison
  • Plant Lady