Meet the Team

Students are assigned to a counselor grade level. Need to make an appointment with your counselor? Call or email your assigned counselor using the information below.

Click here to schedule a meeting with your counselor either over zoom or in person.

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Ann McGowan, M.A.
8th Grade Counselor (All)
Days at TMS: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri

Timbercrest is very lucky to have Ms. McGowan leading the counseling team for another exciting year. She’s a great resource for all of us, and we are so happy she is here four days a week!

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Dierdre Flaherty
7th Grade Counselor (All)
Days at TMS: All Week (Mon - Fri)

Ms. Flaherty has worked in various roles in the Northshore school district, which has given her a great understanding of the community and how to best serve Timbercrest students and families.

In her free time she loves to be with her family, hold her chickens, exercise, read nonfiction, ride dirt bikes and go camping. 

She is very excited to be working full time with the TMS counseling team!

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Alon Patashnik
6th Grade Counselor (All)
Days at TMS: All Week (Mon - Fri)

Mr. Patashnik grew up attending Northshore schools (Bothell High School class of 2013) and is excited to be back in his home district.

In his free time he loves to go rock climbing and hiking. He is an avid musical goer, and plays a variety of musical instruments himself ranging from the tuba to ukulele. he loves chatting about music, so if you ever want to get to know him, this would be a great place to start!

The Seattle Mariners will forever be his first love, but there is still plenty of room in his heart for the Seahawks and Sounders.

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Welcome to TMS Counseling!

Students can see their counselors for a variety of social, emotional and academic issues such as:

  • Questions about your schedule or transcript
  • Friendship issue
  • Harassment/Bully issues
  • Help with grades or teachers
  • Help communicating family problems to teachers
  • Drug or alcohol issues
  • Help dealing with stress