Welcome to the Counseling Corner!

Mission statement

The mission of the BSTA school counseling department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic,  social, and emotional needs of every student, to ensure their success in school, career and the community.

Meet your counselors!

Jennifer Swan (A-I)

(801) 576-0700


Jennifer Swan (school counselor, 7th-12th grades last name A-I) has been a school counselor for 17 years in a variety of settings. She graduated in Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Utah, and in School Counseling at Utah State University. She loves developing a positive relationship with each student and supporting them in their goals. In addition to counseling duties at Beehive, Mrs. Swan teaches a senior class called College and Career Preparation. She is the Hope Squad advisor, a CMLP advisor and Pride Club co-advisor. When she isn’t at school, Mrs. Swan enjoys nature, especially birding, and reading.


Carla Coleman (I-Z)

(801) 576-0070

Carla Coleman (school counselor, 7th-12th grades last name J-Z) taught Spanish and Health Education for several years before becoming a school counselor, which she loves. She is excited to be a counselor at Beehive Science & Technol

ogy Academy.  She is very impressed with the students and staff and all the potential that lies within our school. Ms. Coleman values education and looks forward to helping students through their educational journey.  She teaches the seventh grade character education class. In her free time, she enjoys music, movies, sports, travel, family time, yard work, and experiencing the different cultures people bring.


Heather Richardson
(801) 570-0070

Heather Richardson (elementary school counselor, K – 5th) received her masters of education in school counseling from Utah State University. Before joining Beehive Academy, sh

e completed her counseling practicum at Lehi Junior High School and worked as an academic advisor at a K – 12th grade charter school. This is her second year as the elementary school counselor at Beehive Academy. In addition to her counseling duties, she is also the elementary Hope Squad advisor. Mrs. Richardson enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures, gardening and spending time with her family.


Megan Anderson (therapist K-12) Megan is the newest addition to our team! She is a therapist from Hopeful Beginningswho is here at Beehive twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Megan recently moved to Utah from St. Louis, Missouri where she worked for 3 years as a school therapist, seeing K-12 students. She is excited to continue that work at Beehive! Megan likes to hike, ski, read, listen to podcasts, hangout with friends and family, play soccer, try new restaurants, and cheer on the St. Louis Blues, Cardinals, and (soon) STL City Soccer Club. 

In the counseling section of our website,  you will find useful information about colleges, careers, scholarships, social/emotional support and many more. Please feel free to contact us with any questions by email, phone, by scheduling a Zoom meeting or stopping by our office.

If you need to chat with a crisis counselor or submit a tip about a student, please click the link below for the SafeUT service.


Please feel free to contact your counselor anytime!

Don’t forget to go through the rest of the Counseling department pages to find information on college prep, career exploration, scholarships, mental health resources and many more.



Mission Statement

At Beehive, students of diverse cultures achieve academic excellence and personal skills in a challenging and innovative STEM environment to become contributing global citizens.

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