About the Counselors

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    Rodney Bayaca (A-Li) 


    Phone: (951)699-8138 ext 1107

    Jennifer Krumheuer (Lj-Z)


    Phone: (951)699-8138 ext 1108

    Omar Acosta (LCAP)


    Phone: (951)699-8138 ext 1106


    • All students have equitable access to knowledge and skills to academically succeed.
    • All students have equitable access achieve college/career awareness.
    • All students have the ability to maintain a positive attitude toward personal growth and social responsible to become contributors of their community
    • All students have a respectful, safe, nurturing high quality teaching environment that supports achievement and leadership.


    Through participation in James L. Day Middle School’s Counseling Program, all students will develop into socially responsible, contributing members of a diverse community with a positive mindset and a strong sense of accountability to standards that exist outside of themselves for the greater good. They will have the skill set to successfully transition to high school, participate in post secondary education, and become gainfully employed. Additionally, students will be emotionally intelligent, independent thinkers, that desire to be adaptive, resilient, lifelong learners for the 21st century.


    The mission of James L. Day Middle School Counseling program is to collaborate with teachers, staff, parents and community to provide a welcoming, safe environment to ensure that all of our students receive equitable access to the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic success, college/career awareness, and a positive attitude toward personal growth and social responsibility to become success contributors of their community.

Meet the Counselors

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  • Mr. Bayaca Mr. Bayaca is the counselor for students with the last name A thru Li.  For any questions or concerns, call (951) 699-8138 ext 1107 or email rbayaca@tvusd.us.

    I have been a Counselor serving students, parents and staff for TVUSD since 2007 and worked in education for over 21 years. After graduating high school down in San Diego, moved on to achieving my Bachelor's of Science in Sociology at UC Riverside being the first one in my family to attend a 4 year college. Afterwards, worked toward receiving my Master's Degree in Education Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services credentials from Azuza Pacific University. Along with my loving wife and 3 beautiful children, we have lived in the Temecula community for over 13 years. When I am not at school, I enjoy crossfitting/ weightlifting, spending time with family and friends, as well as cheering on the best NBA basketball team (the Los Angeles Lakers). 


    Mrs. Krumheuer Mrs. Krumheuer is the counselor for students with the last name Lj thru Z.  For any questions or concerns, call (951) 699-8138 ext 1108 or email jkrumheuer@tvusd.us

    I have been part of TVUSD for 22 years. I started my Education Career as a high school History teacher. I was a Chaparral Puma teacher for nine years. In 2006,  I received my Masters Degree and Pupil Personnel Services credentials from Azuza Pacific University. (Where I meet my future partner - Mr Bayaca:). I have enjoyed serving students, parents and staff at Day Middle School ever since! My  husband and 2 kids live and love Oceanside. When I am not at school, I enjoy visiting the beach, camping, (anywhere near water), listening to bands with my husband, hanging out with my family (2 sisters and a brother and their fun families) and friends and being entertained by my kids.  

  • Mr. Acosta Mr. Acosta is our LCAP counselor. For any questions or concerns, please call (951) 401-9958 or email oacosta@tvusd.us.

    As I enter my 16th year as a school counselor, I feel extremely fortunate to be able to call DMS my home! I have also had the opportunity to previously serve the TVUSD community as a Counselor on Special Assignment, Student Assistance Program Facilitator, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Team Counselor. Prior to joining TVUSD, I earned my Master's in Educational Counseling & Guidance from Cal State San Bernardino. But having completed my Bachelor's Degree (in Psychology) at San Diego State, I can proudly say I will always be a #aztecforlife! Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family doing a variety of activities including: traveling (especially to Lake Tahoe!), supporting our favorite teams (SDSU basketball & football, Lakers, & Padres), coaching my own kids' sports teams, as well as working out and hanging out with my extended family and friends. Looking forward to an amazing year, Defenders!