Our mission is to assist Lynden students and their families in gaining information regarding academic achievement, college preparation, and post-secondary options, as well as providing social/emotional support. At Lynden High School we believe all students deserve an equal opportunity to succeed, every student has a story, and every story matters. We meet students where they are, as they are.
To make an appointment with your counselor, please schedule online, or stop by during office hours. (7:30 am to 2:50 pm) Follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information! For a recommendation letter, please fill out the attached form.
Chris graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Psychology and then received a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of San Francisco. She has been a school counselor since 1997. Chris loves Lynden’s community, spirit, pride, and traditions. Chris is a mom of three boys, two labradoodles, and wife to Mike Elsner (LHS Social Studies teacher.) A fitness junkie, Chris LOVES ultra trail running, boating in the summer, and travel with family.
Originally from NH, Erin moved west and graduated from WWU with a degree in Psychology and then returned to WWU for her Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She has worked in Lynden for 18 years at all 3 levels; Lynden Middle School, Fisher, and now the High School (High School is the BEST!) She loves working with students and meeting them where they are. When not at school, you can find Erin watching her two kids play soccer, climb, run, and ski. She loves to travel with her family, be outside, and read with her librarian husband.
Heidi graduated from WWU with a degree in Psychology and then received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Oregon State University (Go Beavs). Heidi is helping LHS while Christina Lynch is home with her new baby on maternity leave. This is Heidi’s first year as a School Counselor and 6th year in Education. Heidi considers herself a big kid and loves to play outside, is an avid mountain biker, skier, and a novice gardener who spends evenings playing her Xbox.