17650 SE Brooklyn St, Portland, OR 97236 • Phone 503-762-3206 • Fax 503-762-3236

Centennial Middle School

Home of the Cougars - Centennial School District


Counseling Dr Suess slogan

Welcome to Counseling Department at Centennial Middle School.

Our Mission: Ensure that all students develop the skills necessary to learn, live, work and contribute.


Meet Our Staff:


Chris O’Connor, Full Time School Counselor

M.A in Counselor Education

I began as a school counselor at CMS in 2014 after graduating from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. I am a transplant from Massachusetts and attended schools in MA, OR and Hawaii. I truly love my job at CMS and especially love how diverse and unique our students are…the students at CMS never fail to bring a smile to my face! When I’m not at work I love spending time with my family, being outside and trying to enjoy all that life has to offer. Stop by to say hello any time!


Hours: M-F, 7:30am-3:30pm

Email: chris_oconnor@csd28j.org

Phone: 503-762-7244



Katy Litzner, Full Time School Counselor

M.A in Counselor Education

Short Bio: I am honored and feel very privileged to be one of the counselors at CMS. I was a part-time counselor in Michigan for a year, a part-time counselor in Scappoose, OR for two years, filled a temporary position as the counselor at Lynch View last year, and I am absolutely thrilled to have a full-time job doing the thing I love at CMS. Other things that I love include my cat named Jude, art, hiking, working/sitting in my garden, the Steve Earle station on Pandora, scary movies, and my new found love…farm auctions. This is my fifth year as a school counselor, but my first year as a middle school counselor, so it will be a big learning year for me.


Hours: M-F, 7:30am-3:30pm

Email: katy_litzner@csd28j.org

Phone: 503-762-3461



Counseling Office: (503) 762-7351