|Counselor A-F, Domain-Academics
Born: Hollywood, California
High School: John Marshall High School
College: Cal State University, Los Angeles, BA in Physical Education San Diego State University, MS in School Counseling
Career: I have worked in education as a Physical Education (middle school) and substitute teacher (K-12) and a School Counselor. I also worked in the field of construction as a laborer, concrete crew foreman, surveyor and building inspector.
Hobbies / Interests: I enjoy reading, church activities and ministries. Through my church, I’ve been on mission trips to Bolivia and Russia. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, gardening and back packing.
Favorite Team: Denver Broncos
Favorite Book: Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
“I believe that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.”
Just want the world to know:
I LOVE WORKING WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!
|Counselor, G-M, Domain-College Counseling
Born: Fullerton, California
High School: Kapaa High School, Kauai, Hawaii
College: University of Hawaii, Manoa, BA in Sociology, Minor in Spanish, University of San Diego, MA in Counseling, PPS Credential, UCSD College Counseling Certificate
Career: I began my counseling career in elementary and middle schools, and now enjoy being a high school counselor. Before getting my masters degree in counseling, I was a social worker.
Hobbies / Interests: I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Most of all, I enjoy loving on my puppy!
“Life is to be fortified by many great friendships.
To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.”
|Counselor N-Z, Domain-Personal Social
Born: San Diego, California
High School: Granite Hills High School
College: National University, BA in Behavioral Science MA in Educational Counseling
Career: Guidance Counselor
Hobbies/ Interests: Watching my sons, Brian and Jeremy playing their respective sports.
Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird
“Learn from your mistakes.
If you don’t, what’s the point in making them?!
I am so grateful that I get to work with teenager’s everyday!
I Love My Job!!
I’ve been with Grossmont Union High School District for 18 years and have had
the pleasure to be here at El Capitan for 11 years.
I look forward to working with you and your student.
Please feel free to contact me at:
|Social Worker, Family Resource Center
Born: Orange, California
High School: Santa Ana High School, 1983
College: University of California, San Diego-BA, 1988 San Diego State University, MSW, 1992
Career: Before coming to El Capitan I worked as a medical and psychiatric social worker, and a mental health case manager.
Hobbies / Interests: I enjoy gardening, movies, reading, camping, walking, biking and our family pets.
Favorite Team: San Diego Padres
Favorite Book: Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been”
Family means too much, friends are too valuable,and life is too short
to put off sharing with people how much they really mean to you
and pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
|Office Assistant, Family Resource Center
Born: Tucson, Arizona
High School: Palo Verde High School
College: Pima Community College
Career: Before taking time off to raise my children, I worked as a payroll and accounts receivable clerk for Kentucky Fried Chicken and McGrath Construction. I began volunteering at the Family Resource Center after the Cedar fire and was hired on permanently a few years later. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with so many amazing students and families.
Hobbies /I nterests: I enjoy gardening, being outdoors, movies, and spending time with family and friends. When time permits, I love to cross stitch and be creative.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson