What We Believe
The major emphasis of our school counseling program is to assist in the successful development of children by reducing the impact of obstacles to learning. This means enhancing the students' feelings of self-worth, improving their skills in making effective decisions, assisting students in the formation of adequate interpersonal relationships, and helping students reach their potential in school and life.
What We Do
Provide academic guidance and counseling to students
Facilitate Student Assistance Program (SAP) support groups for personal/social needs
Work individually with students to address specific barriers in their lives
Conduct mediations to resolve conflict in a healthy, reasonable manner
Support and empower students through group and team-building experiences
Work as part of a collaborative team to address student, staff and parental concerns
Create and/or implement programs that address the academic, person/social and career development of students
Connie Rodgers-Lantript (Students L - Z) email@example.com
Connie has been a teacher and a counselor for over 30 years. She has worked at Cabrillo for 17 years. She lives in Ventura with her husband David, and their golden retriever/spaniel mix, Sophie. Their 26 year old daughter, Kali, is now attending the University of Oregon working on her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology. Some of her favorite things are hiking, gardening, playing with Sophie at the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
Matt Walden (Students A - K) (English Language Learners) firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt was a teacher for 11 years at E.P. Foster Elementary School. He decided he wanted to become a school counselor so he could work more closely with individual students and their families. Matt was born and raised in Ventura, and was even part of the last 9th grade class at Cabrillo Junior High. He enjoys the arts, spending time with his family, and playing and watching almost all sports.
Students Peer Tutoring/Mentoring
The Student Center in Room 41 is now open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:15 to 8:55 to provide two services:
1. LATA (Lend a Hand Take a Hand) is a one-on-one peer-tutoring/mentoring program. Eighth graders work individually with sixth graders on homework, organization, and larger projects, as well as check Q and speak with teachers as needed. If interested in this program, please contact one of the counselors, as space is limited.
2. Drop-in Homework Help- We have eight graders as well as adults available to assist students with homework on a drop-in basis.