Meet Your Counselors
Who are School Counselors?
- A School Counselor is a licensed/certified professional holding a minimum of a Master's Degree and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
What is their role?
- The role of a Professional School Counselor is to design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes.
- They lead, advocate and collaborate to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s academic mission and school improvement plan.
- They uphold the ethical and professional standards of the American School Counseling Association (ACSA) and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: define, deliver, manage and assess.
What services are offered?
School counselors create school counseling programs based on three sets of standards that define the profession. These standards help school counselors develop, implement and assess their school counseling program to improve student outcomes.
To learn more about the role of our counselors in the Moreno Valley Unified School District, please view our Counseling Handbook.
Meet the Counseling Team
Hello Ramona Family! My name is Tom Medina and I am the school counselor at Ramona Elementary School.
Our school counseling program implements a Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain Systems of Support (MTMDSS) approach with the goal of helping students achieve knowledge and success in academics, social-emotional learning (SEL), and college and career readiness.
This program is provided to all students at Ramona Elementary implementing a Tier 1 school wide approach through classroom guidance lessons addressing social-emotional learning, skills for learning, bullying prevention, mindfulness, among other topic areas.
Tier II supports utilize targeted, data driven interventions, with short term progress monitoring until improvement/desired results occur and/or appropriate services can be identified and implemented.
Tier III interventions are designed to address emergency and crisis response events or unresolved efforts within Tier I and II.
Our school counseling program addresses many topics and provides support and services to our students, staff, and community.
Classroom guidance lessons
Small group - Short term topic based counseling
Individual - Short term goal specific counseling
Consultation with staff and parents
PBIS Tier 1, 2, and 3 supports
School Wide activities/events
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns
School Counseling Referral: Form