Sarah Paiva
Academic Counselor
(408) 535-6277 ext. 55228
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Violeta Perez
Plus Academic Counselor
(408) 535-6277 ext.55363
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Renya Hill
Academic Counselor
(408) 535-6277 ext. 55470
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Rosemary Rodriguez
Attendance and Dropout Prevention
(408) 535-6277 ext. 55206

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

WGMS Counseling Departments mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and support students in getting the finest 21st century education. As a counseling department we work to inspire and prepare students to be successful in a global society.
As a result students will:

  • achieve to his/her maximum potential 
  • demonstrate academic, career, personal/social problem-solving skills 
  • recognize and appreciate individual and cultural differences 
  • develop communication, citizenship and employability skills to make positive contributions to the community 
  • access human and technological resources for support and information


How does your child experience school counseling services?

  • Individual Counseling - Work with a student in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that ‘get in the way’ of’ school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making. 
  • Small Group Counseling - A process where students sharing similar issues or concerns work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management. 
  • Classroom guidance lessons - Develop and implement developmental level classroom curriculum driven by national and county school counseling outcomes.  Classroom lessons address personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child’s developmental level.  Topics may include conflict resolution, study skills, career awareness, responsibility, respect, and goal setting/decision-making.