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Coronado Middle School

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CMS Counseling

Meet Your CMS Counselors:


Brian Garcia, CMS Guidance Counselor

Tel. 619-522-8921 ext.3092


Elise Agrella, Clinical Counselor

Tel. 619-522-8921 ext. 3083


Rebecca Rabe, Clinical Counselor

Tel. 619-522-8921 ext. 3082


Michele Dozier, Military Family Life Counselor  

Phone 619-592-0821 



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Our Mission

Through rigorous academic standards, high expectations, and a coordinated curriculum, the Coronado Middle School Counseling Program, in partnership with our small, involved community, will take an active role in the academic, personal/social, and career development of our students, so that students graduate with the attitude, knowledge, and skills necessary to excel in higher education, careers, society, and life.

Direct Services to Students

The Coronado Middle School Counseling Program provides direct and indirect services to students, and collaborates with parents, teachers, and the larger community. School counselors work tol build a foundation for learning by assisting students to develop a positive attitude, self-respect, and other-awareness, qualities which align with Character Counts, our character education program. 
School Guidance Program, Curriculum, and Activities: School counselors recognize students that display Character Counts traits, plan Human Relations curriculum, explore college/career preparedness, and create peer-to-peer transition programs.
Individual Student Planning: Every year, school counselors meet with students and parents to discuss students' coursework for the following year, taking into account post-secondary goals, individualized education, etc. School counselors meet individually with students for academic/personal goal-setting throughout the year. 
Responsive Services: School counselors are available to students on a drop-in basis before school, after school, and at break/lunch. Students may also request to see their school counselor by filling out a "Counseling Services Request Slip".
Some of the reasons students might see their school counselor include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Difficulty adjusting to a new school
  • Crisis intervention
  • Learning or study difficulties
  • Family concerns
  • Conflict resolution
  • Social skills training
  • Loss and grief
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide prevention and intervention
School counselors create support classes for students based on students' academic/personal needs. For example, school counselors may host support classes focused on study skills curriculum for students who obtained D/F's on their first semester report card. The following are some of the classes that could be offered during the year:
  • Social Skills
  • Grief/Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Changing Families
  • Peer Pressure
  • Girls' Issues
  • Study Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Boys' Issues
Collaboration/Consultation: School counselors collaborate and consult with parents, teachers, and the community to support student development. Please contact us by email or phone, or drop by our office. We're here to help. We look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year.