Three-Tiered Guidance System

Palo Alto Senior High School offers a 3-tiered model for guidance services. The Guidance Team provides for academic planning, personal counseling, and post-high school advising. At the center of the department is the Teacher Advisor Program. The main delivery method is through regular, mandatory advisory classes on Thursdays. The Guidance Team providing these services consists of:

  • Teacher Advisors (TAs) serve as the primary contact person for students, parents, and staff; conduct weekly advisories by grade level; facilitate academic planning and more
  • Guidance Counselors work with TAs to identify students requiring extra academic and or social emotional support; support teachers and parents
  • College and Career Advisors meet with juniors and seniors regarding post high school planning

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Brown, Suzie Registrar
Chen, Betty Counselor, Class of 2019, Maternity Leave Sub for Paige Johnson
Deggelman, Ann TA Program Co-coordinator
Fanciullo, Jaime School Psychologist
Hansen, Laura Psychologist Intern
Johnson, Paige Counselor, Class of 2019
Laguna, Crystal Outreach Specialist, Community College & Career Advisor
Larson, Karla Guidance & Career Voc Ed Assistant
Shultz, Susan Counselor, Class of 2016
Singares, Selene Counselor, Class of 2017
Taylor, Charles Counselor, Class of 2018
Tonga, Merilyn Guidance Secretary
Zawacki, Lara School Psychologist
Zepeda, Erika School Psychologist

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