Eureka Union School District wants every student to leave the district with the skills necessary to be ready to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Instilling the values and teaching the skills to students to prepare them for college and career readiness: academically, socially, and emotionally. School Counselors are the only professionals that have received specialized training in academic, personal/social, and career domains. EUSD values all components of their students, and knows that when a student has social and emotional difficulties occurring in their lives, that they are unable to access learning. Excelsior students have regular and on-going access to their Counselor, with the goal being to increase academic success, appropriate social interactions, and attendance.
I attended Sonoma State University where I received a B.A. in Sociology. I continued at Sonoma State where I received my M.A. in School Counseling, and Pupil Personnel Services Credential. While attending Sonoma State I worked in a group home for Emotionally Disturbed Youth. Upon moving to the Sacramento area in 2005 I worked as a Social Worker for foster youth.
I have been working as a School Counselor in EUSD since the 2007/2008 school year. In 2009 I attended California State University, Sacramento, where I became a Dropout Prevention Specialist. I am also an active member of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), and the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC). I also have licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). I love working with children, teachers and families!
In my free time I love to cook, relax anywhere near water, and hang out with my dog, Lu.