Matt Peters is Hefner’s 8th Grade counselor.  This is his 26th year in education, 16 years as an English teacher and 9 as a counselor.  This is his 4th year at Hefner.  Matt is a Putnam City High School graduate and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Kathy Winham is Hefner’s 6th grade school counselor. She joined the counseling staff at Hefner in 2014 after working at Putnam City Academy as an ELSE counselor (2012-2014).  Prior to working at Putnam City Schools, Mrs. Winham was a Business Instructor at Canadian Valley Technology Center.  She completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and her Master’s in School Counseling at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. Kathy married her husband, Dan in 1981.  They have two sons, one “daughter-in-love” and one grandson, Range.