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Lisa Valenzuela

School Counselor
916- 714-1653 x51001
Lisa Valenzuela has been a School Counselor since 2007 although, she’s been working with the youth since 2000, as a group home counselor and a youth detention probation aide. During her undergraduate education, she majored in Administration of Justice and Sociology. By the time she earned her bachelor’s degree, she realized school counseling would be the perfect career to make a positive impact on young people. She earned a master’s degree in Counseling Education and landed her first school counselor position in EGUSD shared between two sites prior to EGCS. Working in this setting gives her the opportunities to serve students whether it’s educating them about academic options, supporting their social-emotional needs, or assisting with college-career planning. Helping students and families, and seeing our students make progress, keeps her flame burning. She is grateful to work at a small site with supportive individuals, it’s like her second home. Mrs. Valenzuela is also a proud mom of her daughter, Camila, her most valuable teacher of love and patience. She enjoys exploring nature, outdoor adventures, different foods, and crafting with family and friends.

Common Counseling Services and Supports:

  • Academic Support    
  • Brief Counseling    
  • Conflict Management/Mediation
  • College/Career Exploration & Planning    
  • Crisis Support
  • Junior/Senior Conferences    
  • Student Support Plans    
  • Student/Family Referrals & Resources
  • School-wide and District-wide Initiatives    
  • Transcript Evaluations 

Click here for more information on our School Counseling Program 

  • Academic:

    • A-G Flyer : See last slide in presentation link above
    • CSU/UC Requirements: SAT/ACT: scores are no longer required for CSU/UC admissions, they may be accepted for math and/or English placement decisions. Other universities; whether private, independent or out of state, may still consider scores for admissions so be sure to check their freshman requirements if you plan to apply. Scores may also be considered for some scholarships as well. 

  • College-Career: 

    • College-Career Planning Google Class/Hub: where students can access common college/career information, events, programs, resources, and more! 
    • a college/career planning “one-stop shop” & district partnered website, which can be launched from the Classlink Portal by clicking on the icon for easy access! EGUSD students and staff are no longer required to register for to access their “My Plan” or other facets of the platform since it’s connected to their district account. 

  • Social-Emotional: