Photograph of college students

Thank You!

After 13 years assisting high school students in their college and post-high school planning and 27 years as a high school counselor and teacher, I have decided to retire and take on new challenges!  I am unbelievably grateful for the opportunity to get to know each student and family and learned so much from you along the way.

If you are in the Class of 2017 and I have worked with previously, you are welcome to email me with last minute questions and, especially, to let me know which school you chose to attend.

For those students and families who would like to work with an independent counselor in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area, I encourage you to go to the Higher Education Consultants Association website ( where you will find experienced, knowledgeable, and professional counselors and their contact information.

On the wall in my office, I keep quotes that have guided me or made an impression in my personal and professional life.  There are so many I would like to share, but I will leave you with this one: “Never give up on what you really want to do!"

- Deborah Cossey

Thank you and wishing you blessings, love and the courage of your convictions.