The work of school counselors aligns with the school’s mission to support all students’ academic achievement as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century.
-American Assoc. of School Counselors
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Gillian began her career with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and came to LA from the UK to do post-graduate work at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She worked in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Mental Health before completing her School Counseling licensure at PSU ten years ago. Her first undergraduate Psychology research project was with children expressing emotions via art in an educational setting, so she is very happy that she found her way back to school counseling in an arts focused school. What Gillian likes best about her job is building trust with students to be able to help them deal with the real issues in their lives that get in the way of school success. She and her husband have two kids in college and one beyond. Both her girls got amazing scholarships so she is always looking for ways to help her students have the same opportunities. Her family enjoy celtic music and traditions, travel, reading, hiking, and getting some r and r at the beach.
Prior to ACMA, Jan was a school counselor at Aloha High School. Jan attended The University of Oregon, Pacific University and Portland State University before earning her Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She later earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a former dancer and current creative heart, Jan feels right at home among so many students who have a love of the arts. In her free time, Jan enjoys running, hiking, dancing (especially tap), gardening, decorating, furniture restoration, traveling, and most of all spending time with her husband, two grown sons and daughter-in-law.
Shereena began working at ACMA in 2015. As a former ACMA student, she is very passionate about ACMA, its students, and "keeping ACMA weird". She started her undergraduate degree at Portland Community College and graduated from Portland State University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Education. She then went on to enroll in the School Counseling Master’s Program at George Fox University. In her spare time, she enjoys weight lifting, cooking, anything Harry Potter, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.