Skip to main content

School Counseling

counseling-banner-graduation.jpg

School Counselors at The Preuss School create programs that are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills, set informed college/career goals and realize their full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the global community.

Counselor Assignments

Students are assigned to School Counselors by their graduating class level. This means that students will have the same counselor every year until they graduate (similar to the Advisory model).

For the senior class, the School Counselor assigned is determined by the student's last name.  The School Counselor that has supported the senior cohort since 6th grade can still be the primary form of contact for social/emotional and personal support, as needed. 

Counselor Caseload Email Phone

Ms. Erin Patrick

Class of 2027 & 2026

(Grades 6, 7, & 12 Go-Pen)

empatrick@ucsd.edu

(858) 737-8483

Ms. Brittany Oka

Class of 2025 & 2024

(Grades 8, 9, & 12 A-Gh)

boka@ucsd.edu

(858) 951-7516

Ms. Ruthie Hernandez

Class of 2023 & 2022

(Grades 10, 11, & 12 Per-Z)

ruthieh@ucsd.edu

(858) 737-8482

Ms. Amanda Torre

Family Support Specialist

a1torre@ucsd.edu

(858) 568-8632

Ms. Yazmin Ghonaim School Psychologist yghonaim@ucsd.edu (619) 800-1842 
Dr. Ori Lidor Hirschman Memorial Psychologist olidor@ucsd.edu
Dr. Madeline Polonia Hirschman Memorial Psychologist mpolonia@ucsd.edu

Virtual Counseling

During our school closure, we will still provide school counseling and family support services in a virtual setting. Counselors will be available during the weekdays starting from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Students were given information on how to contact their counselor through the platforms below:

Google Classroom

Counselors will use Google Classroom to share resources with all students.  Google classroom is a resource for students only. 

  • Grade 7 (Class of 2026):  qswncq3
  • Grade 8 (Class of 2025):  2m4t462 
  • Grade 9 (Class of 2024):  3jqwg37
  • Grade 10 (Class of 2023): ktwn2ek
  • Grade 11 (Class of 2022): p6hopum
  • Grade 12 (Class of 2021):  tz52mdr

Remind App

This is a quick way for students/parents to text message their school counselor directly.  Counselors may send messages directly to the entire class. 

Resources during COVID 19

Counseling Appointments

Parents and families may make an appointment to see their student’s counselor by calling their counselor directly. Students are encouraged to speak with their counselor before school (8:00-8:50 a.m.), during student lunch, or during an elective class with teacher approval. Students may also fill out a "Request to See Your Counselor" form located in the Main Office to let their counselor know they would like to meet.

During our campus closure, students can request a meeting by contacting their counselor directly or completing a scheduling request below.

COVID-19 Updates

For important COVID-19 information and its impact on academics, please click the links below: