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What We Do

As a parent, one of our greatest desires is to see that our children achieve their dreams. As school counselors, we are trained to help your child reach their full potential. There is a common misconception that the only role of a school counselor is to help students get into college. Every day, students face challenges; tough classes, peer pressure, as well as family and personal concerns. (American School Counselors Association) At Rancho Pico, one of our goals is to help students through these challenges.

The Rancho Pico counseling department offers a comprehensive program that focuses on academic, career, and personal development. We meet with students at various times during the school year to review progress toward promotion and reaching their goals. Each counselor works with specific teams to monitor student success. If a student wants to meet with a counselor, we encourage him/her to come to the counseling office before school, brunch, lunch or after school. In addition to working with students, we are also available to work with parents and teachers. We have found when students are having academic, behavioral, emotional, or social difficulties, collaboration between the teacher, counselor and parents is often most helpful for students. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or make an appointment to meet with your child’s counselor.

The students are assigned a counselor based on teams. Below is the list of the Rancho Pico counseling staff.  Please feel free to contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Emma Kelly 
Counseling Secretary
(661) 284-3260 x1411
ekelly@hartdistrict.org

Jodi Ferry, 7th Grade Counselor
jferry@hartdistrict.org

Shannon Ford, Special Education Counselor
sford@hartdistrict.org

Catherine Herrick (for Amy Clevenger), 8th Grade Counselor
cherrick@hartdistrict.org