Guidance and Counseling

  • Saratoga Union School District believes in educating the whole individual.  Beyond the classroom at Redwood Middle School, the Guidance Counselors partner with families to help every student become their best self.  The Redwood Guidance Counselors support students and families with academic, social/emotional, and physical well-being. Services are available to all students at Redwood Middle School. More information about the counseling supports and services, the PTA sponsored Club 47, and the student recognition programs can be found on the RMS Guidance Counseling website.

    The district also partners with Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY) to deliver a comprehensive mental health program for students right on campus. A full-time therapist is on campus every school day at Redwood Middle School, Grades 6-8. Part-time therapists are on site at each of our elementary schools to provide mental health services for grades K-5.

 Angela Deans, Redwood Middle School Guidance Counselor

Phone: (408) 867-3042

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Degrees and Certifications:

MA PPS

Angela Deans, Redwood Middle School Guidance Counselor

Serving Redwood students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade with the last name starting with (A-L)

I received my BS from the San Diego State University in Criminal Justice and Sociology and my PPS credential and MA in Educational Counseling from San Jose State. I have been part of the Saratoga Union School District for over 14 years and look forward to many more! I have been blessed to work in an amazing community with supportive families, colleagues, and staff at Redwood Middle School. I have worked with children and adolescents that come from many different cultures and my passion is about helping students enjoy the process of learning and becoming respectful, caring, curious young adults!

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" - John Watson

 Elisa Gove, Redwood Middle School Guidance Counselor

Phone: (408) 867-3042

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Degrees and Certifications:

MA PPS

Elisa Gove, Redwood Middle School Guidance Counselor

Serving all students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade with the last name starting with (M-Z)  

I received my BA from UCLA in Sociology and Education and my PPS credential and MA in Educational Counseling from San Jose State. I have been working with students of all ages 8 years in various capacities and am passionate about helping students explore their interests and abilities. My goal is to support and provide students on campus with the necessary skills for them to thrive in our ever-changing and dynamic world.

When I'm not on campus, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two cats. I also enjoy watching independent movies, eating traditional Greek food, and visiting family in Europe during the summer.

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars." - Les Brown

 

  Counseling and Support Services for Youth, Grades K-8

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Counseling and Support Services for Youth, Grades K-8

Redwood Middle School is proud to partner with Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY) since spring 2016. The middle school partners with CASSY to deliver a comprehensive mental health program which places a full-time therapist on-campus every school day. Veronica Ayala is our CASSY therapist at Redwood. 

Part time CASSY therapists are available at each of the three elementary schools to provide mental health services right on campus.

CASSY provides a mental health safety net for over 33,000 youth at 40 schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. For more information you can access the CASSY website cassybayarea.org.

Hardcopies of information and services are also available through your student's Guidance Counselor or CASSY Therapist.