Who we are: 

The TSAS Counseling Department consists of Nicole Alterici (MS Counselor), Shaniece Randle (HS Academic Counselor), and Kenzie Park (School Based Specialist). The department is led by the Dean of Students, Rebecca Ortiz

Students who wish to speak with any member of the counseling department can submit an appointment request here

What we believe:

We believe that all students can see success with a solid support system. Our counseling department seeks to be that extra support whether it’s academic, social/emotional, or behavioral. We strive to live out the TSAS mission by ensuring that every student is welcomed as they are, known and valued for who they are, challenged to become a better version of themselves, encouraged in their efforts to become that person, and celebrated for their successes.  

What we do: 

The TSAS counseling department strives to meet students’ social, emotional, and academic needs to ensure they can have a successful school day. This looks like: 

  • Providing space to students who may need a minute to regulate themselves before returning to class*
  • Making any necessary and approved schedule changes
  • Providing snacks/toiletry items to students and provide food pantry access for any family that is in need
  • Holding small groups for building social and emotional skills
  • Academic check-ins for students who need additional support 

And so much more…

Please reach out to your grade specific counselor with any questions about services provided. 

*Our counselors are not therapists and do not provide therapy. They can provide short-term, solution-focused counseling at a maximum of three sessions. After three sessions, students are referred to our School Based Specialist who can connect families to a variety of outside resources and therapists. 

If you would like to support the TSAS Counseling department, please visit our Amazon wishlist here

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