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Meet the Team

Mental Health Team

Cadence Rankin

Psychologist

Email: candace_rankin@dpsk12.net

Phone: 720-424-1098

About Me: My name is Cadence Rankin and I am the School Psychologist at Bruce Randolph School. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, reading, exercising, and cooking. However, my passion is helping people and my job allows me to do that every day. My main goal is to ensure that all students feel safe and supported. If you or someone you know needs to talk, please reach out to myself or our other mental health professionals so we can help.

Adrienne Pederson

Social Worker

Email: adrienne_pederson@dpsk12.org

Phone: 720-424-1231

About Me: Hi. I’m Adrienne Pederson and I am the school social worker at Bruce Randolph. I have been here about 15 years after working in the Denver Health clinic. I am here five days a week. I love the neighborhood and the families we serve.

Ms. Borrego

Social Worker

Email: christina_Borrego@dpsk12.org

Phone: 720-523-3481

Email: christina_Borrego@dpsk12.org

Phone: 720-523-3481

About me: My name is Christina Borrego and I support the social-emotional needs of our students with learning differences. This is my 4th year in Denver Public Schools and my 2nd year at Bruce Randolph. I am a Colorado Native, first generation high school and college graduate, who enjoys spending time with my close friends, family and my puppy. I earned my Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Denver and am passionate about our Grizzlies receiving a quality education and mental health support through empowerment. If you need to reach me I support our Grizzlies on Thursdays, Fridays and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

Counseling Team

Ms. Hampton

School Counselor

Email: carly_hampton@dpsk12.net

Phone: 720-683-0276

Grade Level: 9th and 10th Grade

About Me: Hello, my name is Ms. Hampton and it is my first year with Bruce. I am the School Counselor for 9th and 10th grade, supporting students within the areas of academic achievement, career exploration, and social/emotional development. I have received a BA in Social Work from Northern Michigan University and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. My husband and I moved to Denver about 7 years ago in order to be closer to the mountains. I love long hikes, going camping, riding my bike, playing the drums, doing yoga, and reading. I am very excited to meet all of my students!

Ms. Downing

School Counselor

Email: janice_downing@dpsk12.org

Phone: 720-424-1141

Grade Level: 11th and 12th Graders

About Me: Hello, my name is Ms. Downing and it is my thirteenth year at Bruce. I am the College Readiness Counselor, mainly supporting students in 11th and 12th grades in the journey to college and careers. I am available to help with college exploration, college applications, concurrent enrollment opportunities, credit recovery and graduation requirements. I received my BA in Psychology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychometrics from University of Colorado Denver. My husband and I have three children, two grandchildren (a third grandchild expected in June) and two active dogs. I love baking, reading, doing puzzles, snowshoeing and running. I’m looking forward to working with you and helping you to reach your college and career goals!

Mental Resources


Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or TEXT “TALK” to 38255


Planning for the school year; resources for parents and families


Primary care, mental health, reproductive health education and insurance enrollment assistance services to DPS students.


Anonymous reporting of anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family, or your community. Open for calls 24/7


COVID-19 Resources for families, schools, and communities.


A compilation of resources offered to support students, parents, and staff of the Bruce Randolph community.

How to Meet Your Counselor

In-PersonIf a student would like to see their counselor, they should ask a teacher for a pass to go to the counseling office. Unless the student has an urgent need to see a counselor, the teacher may recommend a specific time for the student to leave class, so that the student does not miss too much important academic information. Additionally, a student is welcome to see their counselor during lunchtime.
Students will be seen immediately whenever possible. If their counselor is not available at that time, they can leave a note at their desk and they will be followed up with.
VirtuallyStudents can make an appointment with their counselor by emailing them directly. They can also make an appointment using the calendly app.
Parents/GuardiansParents and guardians are welcome to meet with counselors and are asked to make appointments in advance, to ensure that the counselor will be available. You may call or email your student’s counselor to set-up a meeting.

Reasons to Meet With Your Counselor

Academic/Educational CounselingStudents can sometimes struggle in the following areas: building study habits, managing expectations and time, maintaining organizational skills, or they may need a level adjustment. A counselor may assist students in exploring solutions to these and other academic problems.
Personal/Social CounselingA counselor may assist students in developing skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents, and interests and transition into and out of high school. The counselor will also provide support and assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside agencies for more extensive assistance including counseling, evaluations, or treatment.
Career/Vocational CounselingA high school counselor may assist students throughout the stages of career and college exploration.