Counselors Corner

edwards triplets featured image

Hello Mark West community!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great summer and are ready to join us on another wonderful and successful school year. At this time we understand there are a lot of mixed emotions about transitioning into the school routine, we understand there is a lot of excitement and some anxiety around unknowns. We would like to suggest having a conversation with your child about changes to their routine using your best judgment as to how much information is relevant and helpful for them. Our recommendation to parents is please do your best to exemplify poise, patience and positivity. Kids typically rely on adults to teach them how to respond to situations.

The counseling team will be present and available on the first week of school to help support students who might need additional support. However, if you would like to contact a school counselor, please contact them directly or by contacting the main office.

Have a great start to the school year, we look forward to seeing you all very soon.

MWUSD Counseling team

Lionel Cooper (Riebli)

Karina Serrano (San Miguel)

Antonio Garcia (MW Elementary and MW Charter)

Antonio Garcia (Bilingual)

Mark West Elementary & Charter Counselor


Mark West Elementary: 707-524-2990 x1516

Mark West Charter Middle School: 707-524-2741 x2144

Karina Serrano

San Miguel Elementary Counselor

707-524-2960 x2177

Lionel Cooper

John B. Riebli Elementary Counselor

PPS, LMFT #48148, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

707-524-2980 x3144

About Our Program

Goals of the Elementary Guidance Counselor

  1. To assist students in understanding themselves.
  2. To provide crisis support when needed.
  3. Help develop strategies and plans based on the child’s strengths,
    challenges, and needs.
  4. Help students learn to become more cognizant of the consequences of
    their behavior.
  5. Support students to become successful and self-aware learners


  • Classroom Guidance Lessons TK through 8
    • ToolBox
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Communication Skills
    • Resolving conflicts
    • Cyber safety
    • Bullying Prevention
    • SOS – Signs of Suicide (Gr. 6 through 8)
    • Human Trafficking  (Gr. 7 and 8)
  • Individual Counseling
    • Managing Anxiety and Depression
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Self Awareness and Goal Setting
    • Trauma
    • Family Support
  • Group Counseling
    • Newcomer Groups
    • Friendship Groups (K-3)
    • Topic Groups: Grief, Divorce
    • Academic and Emotional Support
    • Social Skills Group (4-8)
  • Parent Consultation
    • Parent conferencing
    • Parent workshops
  • Staff Consultation
    • Conferencing
    • Collaboration and Support
  • Community Outreach and Referral Resources
  • Other Programs
2023-08-14T15:43:30-07:00Monday, August 14, 2023|
Go to Top