St. Mary's High School bio Eric Baxter

Eric Baxter took over the role of College & Career Counselor at St. Mary's in August 2022. He has been in education for more than 30 years as a counselor working at the middle and high school levels. He attended Central Washington University where he obtained both his undergraduate and Master's of Education degrees before moving to Colorado Springs in 1997. He worked in various schools in Academy School District 20 for the last 25 years and most recently as a counselor at Discovery Canyon Campus High School.

Eric and his wife have five children, all grown and off exploring the world in many different ways, and two grandchildren. Mr. Baxter enjoys hiking, biking, golfing, movies, and hanging with family. One of his most memorable experiences occurred in 1996 when he led a small group of counselors to Guinea, West Africa, to provide training to regional counselors and pastors on how to provide mental health support in their communities torn by war and violence.

Eric's passion is working with students to help guide them through their school years and in making important decisions towards their future goals.


College & Career Counselor