The Student Services Department supports students, parents, and stakeholders to be successful and well informed about their educational experience. We provide guidance and support to students and their families from the orientation process all the way through program completion. We work to increase community awareness and understanding of the critical role Career and Technical Education plays in career and college readiness through professional development and relationship building.

Contact: Marilynn Babyar, Counselor Liaison Director
Main Line: 623.738.0019

Stephen Weltsch

Stephen Weltsch

Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Student Services

“As an Arizona native, I care about making a difference in my community. Career and Technical Education (CTE) shapes and prepares students to be college and career ready, and afterwards these same students shape our neighborhoods and workplaces. CTE Programs serve as centers of learning, skill acquisition and career development, and have a profound influence on our society.”

Marilynn Babyar

Marilynn Babyar

Counselor Liaison Director

“Working with the extraordinary Student Services team to prepare students today for tomorrow’s careers by using the guiding principle “Right Student Right Program”, I am confident West-MEC is making a difference in the lives of students and their future careers and skills.”

Diane Parsons

Diane Parsons

Students Services Administrative Assistant

“I love working with people who truly care about students, families and community. It’s exciting to help open new opportunities for students that not only equip them to work in a specialized field, but also help prepare them for further education, military service apprenticeships, or whatever next step they choose.”

Fritz Smail

Fritz Smail

Registrar

“As the Registrar I see the evidence that West-MEC finds the right programs for the right students every semester when i send out report cards and transcripts.”

Kyle Backer

Kyle Backer

Central Program Recruiter

“West-MEC is an outstanding organization that provides opportunities for students to grow into productive members of society. I am ecstatic for the chance to advocate for West-MEC and help young people find realize their dreams.”

MAYA Shaw

Maya Shaw

Central Program Recruiter

“I love what I do because I get to help students realize their dream. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing the passion inside of a student who is willing to make the first step on the path to their dream career.”

Shelly Thome

Shelly Thome

Counselor Liaison

“I consider myself fortunate to work with passionate instructors who pass along their love of the industry to amazing students. It is a great feeling to see students energized and eager to learn each day at West-MEC.”

Speranta Klees

Speranta Klees

Counselor Liaison

“I love working with West-MEC students because rigorous CTE programs foster college completion and launch them into high demand careers”