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Counseling Department



The goal of the counseling team is to help students succeed in their academic and personal lives. This help may take many forms and offers a confidential environment where students can explore solutions to their problems. The counseling team is available to provide personal support and academic guidance not only to achieve success in school but in preparation for leading fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.


Counseling Team Members:

School Counselor - June Gonzalez, MS, P.P.S. 
Mrs. Gonzalez is on-site Monday - Friday. 
[email protected]
   Mrs. Gonzalez
Wellness Counseling Interns (2021- 22):  Visit our Student Mental Health Wellness Center
                                                                         Wellness Coordinator: June Gonzalez, MS, P.P.S.
Michelle Tu
Aiden Barron
Diane Marias
Bethany Miertschin

School Psychologist – Don Duranso, MS, N.C.S.P.
Mr. Duranso is on-site Monday - Friday
[email protected]
Mr. Duranso
School Psychologist Intern (2021-22):
Clarissa Heslop

The Middle School Journey…
Middle school is an exciting yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interest, connecting their learning in the classroom to it’s practical application in life and work; high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth; a search for their own identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation; extreme sensitivity to the comments of others; and a heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.