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Counseling Services

Our team of counselors is here to provide services to our students and families in a variety of ways.  Please visit our Resources for a quick link to a variety of information, tools, and resources.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact your building counselor.

High School:  Tonya Nash, Jessica Frost & Tim Stagner

Middle School:  Sandy Brown

Elementary School:  Ben Gibson

Early Childhood Center:  Shannon Donathan

Burrell Behavioral Health staffs full-time School-Based Clinicians for student mental health and community-support needs within the Hollister School District, including the Early Childhood Center, serving all students, preschool age through high school. These School-Based Clinicians provide individual, group and family therapy, while two School-Based Support Specialists provide skill-building and self-regulation opportunities for youth. Students are typically referred to Burrell’s providers by classroom teachers and/or school counseling staff and can be connected to other Burrell services outside the school with parent or guardian approval. Burrell also specializes in providing consultation services and professional development for Hollister teachers on the topic of mental health.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Information for High School Students and Parents

  • Opens in October of each year.  Please fill out the application as early in October as possible.
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  • Students and parents will need to get their FSA ID to complete the FAFSA.  Visit FSA ID.
  • Keep all usernames, passwords, codes, and security questions in a secure location.  You will use them each year your student is in college.  (FSA ID Worksheet) 
  • The high school holds a FAFSA Workshop for parents and students in October of each school year.

Holiday Assistance

Each year the Hollister R-V School District Counseling Team coordinates holiday assistance for families in need of extra assistance during the holiday season.  Holiday Assistance applications are available in October of each school year.


Counseling Contact

Tonya Nash

9th & 10th Grade HS Counselor


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Jessica Frost

11th & 12th Grade HS Counselor


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Arie Good

HS Student Success Advisor


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Sandy Brown

Middle School Counselor


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Ben Gibson

Elementary School Counselor


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Shannon Donathan

Early Childhood Center Counselor


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