Counselors and Social Workers



Mrs. Smith (for student's last name A-K)

Email: [email protected]

Click Here for Counselor Referral Form for Mrs. Smith


Ms. Medrano (for student's last name L-Z)

Email: [email protected]

Click Here for Counselor Referral Form for Ms. Medrano


Mrs. Hamanishi - Social Worker

Email: [email protected]




Mrs. Smith

I am excited to join the Lone Star Family this year! 

I have been in education for 19 years, with experience in school counseling and teaching PE and Athletic Training. I earned my degrees from NNU and the University of Idaho. 

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 25 years and am blessed with 3 young-adult children, of which 2 are at the University of Idaho and 1 is a Geologist.  I enjoy all things athletic and musical...running, officiating basketball, bike riding, playing guitar, accompanying my family as we play music together at church and other functions, and taking care of our little ‘farm’ of animals...chickens, goats, cows, cats and a golden retriever:) 

I enjoy working with young people in education because they are vibrant learners, excited about ‘what is next’ in their world. They bring a youthfulness that is refreshing to me. I hope to help inspire that learning by keeping them mentally engaged in their education. 

I look forward to getting to know my new Lone Star family. 

Ms. Medrano

Hi Lone Star students and families,  

My name is Cristina Medrano, I am one of the new school counselors (last name letters L-Z). This is my 6th year as a school counselor, 5 in elementary, and first year in the middle school setting!  I graduated from Utah State University with my bachelor's degree and received my Counseling Education Master's degree from Boise State University. I also hold an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) license for the state of Idaho. As a student I also attended the Nampa School District, West Middle school for 7th and 8th grade, and graduated Nampa High in 2009, go bulldogs!  

I live with my husband, two kids, and our dog. I love the outdoors, running, dancing, and spending time with my family.  I am excited to come back to work for this district and serve the Lone Star students and families as best as I can. I have a passion for my profession as a counselor and making sure students are mentally and emotionally well.  

Hola Estudiantes y familias de Lone Star, 

Mi nombre es Cristina Medrano, soy una de las nuevas consejeras escolares (apellidos L-Z). Tengo 6 años como consejera escolar, 5 en la primaria, y mi primer año en la secundaria. Yo me gradué con mi licenciatura de Utah State University, y recibí mi maestría en consejería de Boise State University. También tengo una licencia LPC (consejera profesional) en el estado de Idaho. Como estudiante, yo también asistí a las escuelas del distrito de Nampa, estuve a la West durante séptimo y octavo grado, y me gradúe de Nampa High en el 2009.  

Vivo con mi esposo, y dos [email protected] y nuestro perro. Me encanta la naturaleza, correr, bailar, y pasar tiempo con mi familia. Estoy emocionada de regresar y trabajar para este distrito, y servir a los estudiantes de Lone Star y sus familias lo mejor que pueda. Tengo una pasión por mi profesión como consejera y asegurarme que los estudiantes estén bien mental y emocionalmente.  

 Si me necesita contactar, favor de mandarme un correo a [email protected] o llame a la escuela a (208)468-4745.