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Meet your Counselors

Who are School Counselors? 

  • A School Counselor is a licensed/certified professional holding a minimum of a Master's Degree and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

What is their role?

  • The role of a Professional School Counselor is to design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. 
  • They lead, advocate and collaborate to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s academic mission and school improvement plan.
  • They uphold the ethical and professional standards of the American School Counseling Association (ACSA)  and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: define, deliver, manage and assess.

What services are offered?

School counselors create school counseling programs based on three sets of standards that define the profession. These standards help school counselors develop, implement and assess their school counseling program to improve student outcomes.

Student Standards

Professional Standards

To learn more about the role of our counselors in the Moreno Valley Unified School District, please view our Counseling Handbook.

View Counseling Handbook

Meet the Counseling Team

Sunnymead Middle School Counselors

SMMS Counselors

April Chavez

6th Grade Counselor

Silvia Cornejo

7th Grade Counselor

Dahyana Cortes

8th Grade Counselor
Sunnymead Middle School Counselor Mission Statement

The mission of the Sunnymead Middle School Counseling program is to ensure that all of our students receive equitable access to the knowledge, attitude and skill development necessary to achieve academic excellence, college/career readiness, personal growth and social responsibility to become contributing members of their community.  Professional school counselors will partner with administrators, teachers, parents, and community stakeholders to advocate for and ensure equity, access, and success for all students.

Sunnymead Middle School Counselor Vision Statement

The vision of the Sunnymead Middle School Counseling program is for all students to graduate college and career ready and become productive members of society. Through rigorous academics, equitable opportunities and use of technology, every student will be empowered to be lifelong learners who are prepared to face the challenges of a 21st century competitive workforce. Our students will possess the necessary skills to be empathetic and compassionate towards others as well as independent and responsible adults. Students will become contributing members of their community, accepting of cultural diversity, and be critical thinkers as they navigate the complexities of home, career, and community.