• Welcome! My name is Heather Stidham, and I'm the counselor at Cotaco School. I am blessed with two boys and a wonderful husband. In addition to my own family, I have been part of the Cotaco Nation family for 8 years! Prior to joining the Cotaco family, I was an itinerant teacher for MCS. I have a Bachelor's Degree in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a Master's Degree in School Counseling. 


    To promote success in the academic, personal/social, and career domains, I perform the following roles:

    • Classroom guidance(Large group, monthly)
    • Individual counseling(temporary-as needed)
    • Small group(grief support, various support needs)
    • Organize and administer state-mandated tests
    • Serve as a member of student intervention teams
    • Collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, and students
    • Respond to school crises or emergency situations
    • Provide information and resources to parents and the community