Counselors

Rio Rancho High School Counseling Department

Number of Students: 2,572

Number of Counselors: 8 ------------------------------

Mission Statement

The role of the counselor is to assist all students through a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program to reach their emotional, social, and academic potential.

Counseling Goals

Academic:  Increase graduation rate by providing necessary support to ensure students are knowledgeable about graduation requirements for both diplomas offered by Rio Rancho School District and testing requirements set forth by the Department of Education (PARCC, SBA and End Course Exams).  Counselors will work closely with students and parents to support students in excelling academically and/or recovering necessary credits to earn a high school diploma.


Expected Student Outcomes

Academic:  Students will understand RRPS graduation requirements, take state mandated tests seriously, and will successfully graduate.


Career:  Students will identify a career pathway, select courses that will support their career pathway, and create a plan of necessary steps to obtain their goals (ie. post-secondary education, apprentice programs).


Personal/Social:  Students will demonstrate self-advocacy and conflict resolution skills introduced through counseling seminars, mediation, support groups, and/or advisory presentations.


Student Services Provided by RRHS Counseling Department

Rio Rancho High School’s guidance counselors are committed to implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program designed to serve all students.  Counselors work closely with parents, staff, and administrators to ensure that effective strategies are employed to meet student success and achievement. The following services are available to all students and are often student-initiated:

Individual Counseling:
Academic
College/Career
Social and Behavioral
Crisis Intervention
Conflict Resolution 
Academic Intervention

Group Counseling:
Support Groups will be offered based on students needs. Examples of possible groups: Anger Management, Choices, Relational-Aggression, Grief, etc.

Programs and Supports:
Parent/student/teacher conferences
Teacher/student conferences
Student Assistance Team (SAT) 
504 Facilitation
Resource information for community agencies and counseling centers
Career/College Awareness
Assist with Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination 
Positive Behavioral Support: involved in promoting positive student behavior
Academic support/coaching for struggling students
Informative workshops for students regarding harassment/bullying 
Advisory Presentations 
Coordinate student mentorship and citizenship 
Promote PSAT, SAT, ACT, and ASVAB
Promote Khan Academy and College Board resources available for test preparation 
Naviance

Classroom and School-Wide Presentations:
Classroom and school-wide presentations will be made on a variety of counseling and career topics upon request of the teacher or administration.  Such topics have included Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention, Sexual Harassment, Bullying and/or Career Assessment 
The following presentations are conducted yearly: Next Step Plan, Naviance, High School and College Preparation. 


Scheduling:
Master schedule
Support with master schedule
Registration
Review transcripts to ensure students are correctly scheduled


Staff Development and Support:
Facilitate 504 and SAT workshop
Assist Staff with Classroom Issues
Assist Vice Principal with school-wide testing


Rio Rancho High School Counselors

Irene Bolan-Small Class of 2018 Last Names A-M ext. 53302
Lorraine Chavez Class of 2018 Last Names N-Z ext. 53104
Gage Romansky Class of 2019 Last Names A-M ext. 53142
Miriah Affentranger Class of 2019 Last Names N-Z    ext. 53105
Ellen Chatterton Class of 2020 Last Names A-L ext. 53221
Victoria Ortiz-Sedillo Class of 2020 Last Names M-Z ext. 53204
Vicki Valles-Mora    Class of 2021 Last Names A-K ext. 53521
Lisa Martin Class of 2021 Last Names L-Z ext. 53520

 

Brenda Garduno: 9-12th grade students with an IEP phone 505-962-9336 email- Brenda.garduno@rrps.net
 
 
Native American Program Liaison
Constance Pahona: 9-12th grade support for Native American students.  Phone- 505-962-5141 email- Constance.pahona@rrps.net
RRHS Native American Liaison Website


Erin Reilly Stroka, MA

Grade 11

Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm
Phone: Ext. 40159
E-mail:  Erin.Stroka@aps.edu

Erin Reilly Stroka, MA

Grade 11

Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm
Phone: Ext. 40159
E-mail:  Erin.Stroka@aps.edu

Aneisa Trujillo

Last Name A-M

Phone: 962-5142
Email: aniesa.trujillo@rrps.net

Aneisa Trujillo

Last Name A-M

Phone: 962-5142
Email: aniesa.trujillo@rrps.net

Aneisa Trujillo

Last Name A-M

Phone: 962-5142
Email: aniesa.trujillo@rrps.net

Aneisa Trujillo

Last Name A-M

Phone: 962-5142
Email: aniesa.trujillo@rrps.net

Ellen Chatterton

Last Name A-K

Phone: 962-5221
Email: ellen.chatterton@rrps.net

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Rio Ranch High School’s Counseling Department is committed to developing and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program designed to reach and address all student needs. 

Each RRHS counselor partners with their Assistant Principal, teachers, and administrators to provide a Response to Intervention (RTI) system of student support that includes leadership and participation on SST, SAT, 504, and parent and/or teacher meetings to encourage an increase in student grade point average (GPA) and/or attendance rates for identified and at-risk students on each counselor caseload.