Irene Haggerty

Monday – Friday 8:00 to 3:30 pm – please make appointment


Hello! My name is Irene Haggerty, and I am the school counselor at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. I am originally from The Netherlands and spent 10 years in Canada before moving to Utah. I have 23 years of teaching experience before becoming a school counselor: 9 years in preschool, and 15 years teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I have taught in a private school, a charter school, and a traditional public school. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from USU and my master’s degree in School Counseling from Capella University.

Christopher Gauger

Monday, Wednesday, every other Friday 8:00 – 3:30 please make appointment


Hello, my name is Chris Gauger, and I am the new Elementary School Social worker at Jeremy Ranch Elementary and Parley’s Park Elementary. I am very excited to be able to work in such an amazing area and in such a wonderful school district. I graduated my my Bachelor’s in Psychology from BYU and Master’s of Social Work from U of U. After college, I took my first job as a Mental Health Therapist at Provo Canyon School in Orem, Utah. One fine day, I got a call from a friend about a job opportunity in a small town just outside of Cody, Wyoming called Powell. I accepted this position to be a Mental Health Therapist in a rural area. I decided in 2013 to become a private practitioner and created my own company, CG Mental Health, Inc. where I worked with a diverse population of clients – children, teens, and adults. I currently continue some private practice after school hours. I love working with people, especially kids.

My family and I lived in Powell, Wyoming for about 11 years, when we decided we wanted to move closer to family. I opened up a private practice office in Jeremy Ranch and started building clientele. I became a contract worker and spent some time in some schools around the district shortly after starting my practice in October of 2015. This is the point where I fell in love with working with students within the school setting. My stars were apparently aligned when the Elementary Social Worker Position opened up. I applied and got the job. I have loved working with the students and faculty of Jeremy Ranch and Parley’s so far and plan to be here for many years to come. We relocated to Evanston, Wyoming in July 2018 and are very eager to see what the future holds for us. One thing is for sure, we love this area and feel great to be around it!!!