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School Counselors

Who Are School Counselors?

At Springs Charter Schools, our counselors are here to help you. Each student is assigned a particular counselor.  If you are unaware who your counselor is, contact the Pupil Services department at 951-252-8833 to find out.

Kristin Turner
Director of Guidance
(760) 330-7244

Christopher Lowe
Hemet Student Center Counselor
Girard: (951) 225-7171 or Cell (951) 401-0720

Amber Love
Temecula Student Center Counselor
(951) 225-7400

Shaina Sullivan
Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts Counselor
Otay: (951) 225-7781

Tanya Gillick
Magnolia Student Center Counselor
(951) 225-7250

Victor Yoshida
Bear River Student Center Counselor
(951) 225-7652

Marquita Mohammed-Ali
Santa Ana Student Center Counselor
Santa Ana: (951) 225-7125
CSC 951-225-7550

Brooke King
Hemet Quest Student Center Counselor

Gina Ferrari
iShine Student Center Counselor
(951) 225-7500

Bianca Rodriguez
Palm Academy Student Center Counselor
(951) 383-5060 x1921

Evelyn Truong
Magnolia Student Center Counselor
951-225-7200 x 209

Kristen Stephen
Riverside Student Center Counselor
(951) 225-7350 X390

Shakya Rajapaksa
Rancho Cucamonga & FAPA Counselor
Rancho Cucamonga: (951) 225-7760
FAPA (951)225-7100

Counselor Role in High School Advisement

The guidance department maintains that the education and development of student potential are vested in the individual, family, school, and community and is therefore committed to a collaborative process that is inclusive of all stakeholders.

Departmental functions include:

  • Professional counseling & support services
  • New student enrollment and program placement
  • RTI (Response to Intervention) services including RTI, speech referrals and 504 Plans

Guidance staff is committed to the following student-related services:

  • Student advocacy and assistance toward independence and responsibility in action
  • Participate as an integral part of the school in addressing the complex issues that students are confronted with in today’s society
  • Early identification and advisement for college-bound students
  • Crisis intervention – Response, staff development, written school policies & processes
  • Coordination of student services with all departments (Special Education, Student Records, Instruction and Curriculum, Discipline, etc)
  • Develop systematic academic advisement policies and practices to ensure that all high school students are placed in courses appropriate to meeting both SCS graduation requirements, enrollment policies, and student post-graduation goals
  • Develop an increased understanding in the educational community of students’ social, emotional and developmental needs and proven strategies for responding to all students
  • Foster the belief that every individual is capable of learning and deserving of respect
  • Support the belief that education must prepare students to live and work in a complex and ever-changing global society
  • To foster reflection, re-evaluation, and openness to change as key elements toward program and individual improvement

Advisement Functions:

  • Develop four-year academic plans for all Springs Charter School programs
  • Develop individualized four-year academic plans for all high school students
  • Provide staff development and training to all high school staff, teachers and directors
  • Collaborate with all program directors on course advisement issues and scheduling
  • Provide advisement for parents and students ongoing development of the student’s four-year academic plan


Springs Charter Schools has positively impacted my family because my child is excited about school, and I get to be involved in her education. Happy child, happy mom, happy family!

- Arlene M., Parent
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