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Counseling Staff

Bunge, Dana
Counselor 7 - 8
Chavez, Shanay
Registrar/Records Manager/Clerk
Smith-trujillo, Marla
Counselor 6 - 7


Mission & Philosophy

EPMS school counselors are committed to helping develop the whole student EPMS Counseling Department Mission and Philosophy supporting academic achievement, career choices, and personal growth for life long success.


EPMS school counselors believe that all students are entitled to attend a school that is safe, warm, and welcoming, where active participation exists as well as rigorous and relevant academics.


Professional school counselors are an essential component of helping all students build interpersonal skills, opportunities for success, and rewarding relationships through a standards and evidenced based comprehensive school counseling program.

Services and Programs

The following is a list of services that EPMS School Counselors provide:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Academic planning
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Personal/social issues
  • Brief individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outside agency referrals
  • Professional Development
  • Consultation and collaboration with counselors, administration and staff
  • Participation in teaming with other professionals to provide student services and support
  • And many others…

Counseling Resources

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