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Don Callejon Middle School Counseling

The Don Callejon Middle School counseling department strives to support the success of all students through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program. We address students’ academic, career and social/emotional development by providing whole-classroom, small-group, and individual counseling. Don Callejon School Counselors believe that all students possess valuable strengths and have the ability to achieve in academics, careers, and relationships. We help students discover and utilize their strengths to make decisions, solve problems, and implement changes that will help them succeed. Don Callejon School Counselors have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and a Pupil Personnel Services credential. Our counseling program includes:

  • Fostering a positive school climate

  • Partnering with parents, teachers, administrators and community members

  • Academic advising (organization, time management, homework completion, etc.)

  • Scheduling

  • Assisting students to resolve conflicts with peers

  • Providing social skills instruction

  • Guiding mindfulness exercises

  • Leading career and college exploration through Family Connections in Naviance

  • Collaborating with the Health and Wellness department

  • Managing intervention programs such as Homework Club, R180 and Academic Success

  • Facilitating diagnostic exams including the MDTP, SRI, and SBAC

 

Resources for Middle School

Counseling Staff

Mary Penix

408-423-3354

mpenix@scusd.net

Jose Pacheco

408-423-3355

jpachecovelazquez@scusd.net