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Student Support Team

SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Uses data to program and place all students into academically appropriate and rigorous classes that will prepare them to meet all graduation and A-G requirements. Provides guidance to students in matters regarding graduation, college entrance requirements, and scholarships; consults with parents and school personnel as a means of helping students with educational and personal problems that may be interfering with their learning and success in school.

Cleveland’s school counselors:

           Lori Howe, Head Counselor: Humanities Magnet A-I [email protected]

Priscilla Morales, Head Counselor: ELD 2-4, Humanities Magnet J-M [email protected]
Raquel Alotis: AS K-Z, Languages pathway [email protected]
Teresa Frias: Pathways: Science and Tech, Digital Imaging [email protected]
Ami McColl: AOAT and Visual Art pathway [email protected]
Judith Perez: GMS Magnet, Media Pathway, ELD 1 [email protected]
Diane Shapiro: Alt. Cur, SDC, Performing Arts [email protected]
Nicole Delondi: Humanities Magnet N-Z [email protected]
Rudy Delatorre: Cleveland Learning Academy, [email protected]
Stephanie Hussey: AS A-J and Child Development pathways [email protected]


COLLEGE COUNSELORS: Primary function of identifying for students the coursework and preparation needed for college admission and assisting students and their families in the college application and financial aid processes. Publicizing and providing information about college readiness, mentorship and student support programs for 9th through 12th grade students.

Cleveland’s College counselors:        Geni Cobb, 9th/10th grade students ([email protected])

                                                                Sharon Drell-11th/12th grade students [email protected]


COLLEGE ADVISEMENT SOCIAL WORKER: College Advisement Social Workers are assigned to a selected secondary school zone serving foster youth, English learners, and low-income students in grades 9 through 12. These social workers will focus on mitigating barriers to college access for underrepresented student populations, maintaining a strong college going culture, increasing access to college pathways, resources, information and supporting college planning, application and transition.

                Cleveland’s College Advisement Social Worker: Krista Lombard-Conely [email protected]


A-G COUNSELORS: Focuses on dropout prevention, A-G intervention and credit recovery, supporting transition and articulation, and college and career readiness. Counselors work with a targeted student population in grades 9- 12 that are Tier 2 (3–4 A-G courses behind) or Tier 3 (5 or more A-G courses behind) teaching high school preparedness and culmination/graduation requirements.

Cleveland’s A-G counselors: Nancy Garcia ([email protected]) and Jennie Garcia ([email protected])


PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKERS (PSW): Promotes early identification of students with behavioral, social, and/or emotional problems and provides opportunities for intervention; and recommends procedures for dealing with those effects on a student’s learning and behavior.

Cleveland’s PSW’s: FIaz Syed ([email protected]) and Mayra Villa [email protected]


PUPIL SERVICES AND ATTENDANCE COUNSELOR (PSA):  Counselor who works to improve system-wide student attendance, engagement, achievement, and graduation. The PSA works directly with students who experience difficulties in achieving their academic potential due to socio/emotional, home and community barriers.

Cleveland’s PSA’s: Vacant


SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS: Provides psychological services to general education students and students with disabilities; conducts psycho-educational assessments to assist in determining eligibility for special education services and the development of educational programs; consults with school personnel, parents and others concerned with the progress of students; provides individual and group counseling services.

Cleveland’s school psychologists:  Chris Vanek ([email protected]) and Marlien Ortiz [email protected]


SCHOOL NURSE:  Provides nursing services to students age 0-22.  Services include, but not limited to, first aid, immunization assessment and follow-up, communicable disease control, health education, health appraisals, development of school health plans, and child abuse reporting.

Cleveland’s school nurse:  Elmer Gan: [email protected]


SPECIALIZED STUDENT SERVICE COUNSELOR (SSS):  Counselor who provides local, integrated, and specialized support services for targeted student populations, including students in foster care, experiencing homelessness, and/or involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

Cleveland’s SSS:  Cindy Aranada-Lechuga: [email protected]