The goal of the MMS Counseling Program is to provide proactive, preventative, and intervention services to improve student academics, behavior, and attendance.
I have been a Counselor serving students, parents and staff at Margarita Middle School since 1998. Prior to that, I was a social studies and PE teacher for 11 years. I received my teaching credentials in history, social sciences and PE from UC Riverside and my Masters Degree and Pupil Personnel Services credentials from Azuza Pacific University. I have been coaching the Mustang Running Club and Cross Country Team here since 1999. When I am not at school, I enjoy endurance sports (Ironman triathlon, road and mountain biking, running, swimming) as well as snow sports, traveling and spending time with my puppies.
Hi Mustangs! It is my pleasure to be a part of this awesome learning community. I was born and raised in Hawaii. My wife and I have three rambunctious children and a couple of eccentric cats. We enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, reading, playing board games, and just hanging out with one another. I attended the University of Hawaii, earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Guidance, and currently hold a Pupil Services Credential for the State of California. I have worked as a school counselor at middle schools and high schools in Hawaii and California with my most recent stint working in the Poway Unified School Districts. My hope as I work with students and families is to help our students achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. I look forward to collaborating with you.
Hello There! I am so excited to be joining the Mustang Family and service the wonderful students here at Margarita! I have a Bachelor’s Degree from New Mexico State University and a Masters in Educational Counseling/PPS Credential from the University of La Verne. I have been able to service and experience all K-12 levels, but my heart is here at the Middle School! My husband and I have the sweetest son and when we're not busy working, we love to travel and spend time with our family & friends. I look forward to an amazing school year and supporting all of our awesome Mustangs!