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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 needs, college and career readiness, 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
  • Collaborating with the Health and Wellness department
  • Managing intervention programs such as Homework Club, and Academic Success
  • Facilitating diagnostic exams including the MDTP, CAASPP, and i-Ready

Important Numbers

  •  Emergency: 911  
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
    • English: 1-800-273-TALK(8225)
    • Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
    • Tele-Interpreters service available for over 150 languages
  • Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741 - This is for crisis intervention
  • Support Text Line: text “support” to 741-741 - This is for non emergency support
  • Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline
    • Toll-Free: 1-855-278-4204
    • Available 24hour/7days.
    • Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Mary Penix

Haley Lips

Counseling Intern

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