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General Information

Karen Scott's Bio

Karen Scott is currently in her twenty third year serving the community of Cheyenne Mountain as a school counselor. 

Before coming to the D-12 community, Karen Scott obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, in Baltimore County.  Ms. Scott earned her Master degree from Loyola College, in Maryland, at the same time she was working as a police officer in the Southwest District of Baltimore City.

Ms. Scott has many interesting life events, but her years in public school and working as a Baltimore City Police officer stand out as life experiences that would contribute to her perspective as a school counselor.  During her three years with the Baltimore City Police Department, there is very little that Ms. Scott did not witness. Not only did Ms. Scott perform the nuances of everyday police work, but she was asked to be on the violent crimes task force, drug enforcement unit, and served as a squad leader. Karen learned first hand about the consequences of poverty, lack of education and drugs; among other things while serving the community of Baltimore City.

In 1994, Ms. Scott  and her husband (D-12 H.S. counselor) Stan Lamabros moved to Colorado Springs, where she began her career as a para-professional, working with the Cheyenne Mountain School District and students struggling with both learning and emotional disabilities. This time allowed Ms. Scott to become well versed in school life, where she began a long career of school counseling.


Ms. Scott can be reached via phone most mornings, before and after school, and sometimes at lunch. If you get into the answering system please leave me a message. You can also send me an e-mail by clicking the small envelope next to my name below:

Scott, Karen Counselor



Listed below are a few Resources that may be helpful:


1 in 5 minds-Children's Mental Health Information


Mental Health Videos-Helping struggling children


Smart Social-How to navigate technology with your children


Love and Logic © for Parents-Ideas for parenting and helping your children be successful and resilient 


*These are suggestions.  Information on these websites is not necessarily endorsed by myself or Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School.


Madison (daughter) & Ms. Scott

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The CM Counseling Department has developed a comprehensive listing of community-based resources for parents.


Counseling classes are taught weekly and one of the main programs I teach is the Second Step Program.


Committee for Children’s Second Step Program is instrumental in strengthening the social-emotional skills of kids around the world and helping them reach their full potential. Grounded in extensive research, the evidence-based Second Step Program carries a reputation for results. Each year, 10.6 million elementary and middle school students in the United States learn a common social-emotional language—and educators across the country praise the program’s ease of use and the speed at which they see improvements in the classroom.Through the program, Kindergarten- 6th grade students gain the skills and know-how to be kind, caring, and responsible members of society. Today students learn to solve problems on the playground; tomorrow they’ll manage conflicts in the workplace and everyday life.  


If you would like to view the program including the 'scope and sequence of lessons" click on the link below.


Another important lesson that is taught school wide is "Growth Mindset".  If you would like to learn more about this program please click on this link