Meet the Counselors
Counseling Office: 520-616-5456
Counseling Fax: 520-616-3000
Be sure to visit the MHS College and Career Center
Course Description Book
For a digital copy of Marana HS comprehensive Course Description Book, please call the Counseling Office at 520-616-5456.
Counsel Caseload: Alphabetical
Meet the Counselors
I am excited to become part of the Marana Team. I moved to Casa Grande 7 years ago with my daughter to enjoy living near my parents. I obtained my Master’s in School Guidance in 2013. I am interested in improving the college graduation rate and encouraging our youth to give back to their communities.
I am a Tucson Native, and a Mountain View High School alumna. I live here with my husband, two kids, and one dog. I received my MEd in School Counseling from NAU Tucson, and my bachelor’s in CTE. I enjoy helping students discover their passions, plan for their future, and learn practical life skills.
I am a born and raised Tucsonan, a Marana High School Alumni, and a proud graduate of the University of Arizona. I graduated from the UofA in 2014 with a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development and again in 2017 with an MA in Counseling. I’m an avid sports fan, mostly football, and spend a lot of time attending sporting events. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends on the weekends.
I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, a CDO High School Alumni, and graduate from the University of Arizona. I graduated with my B.S. in Business Management from San Jose State University and my MA in Mental Health Counseling from UofA. I worked in mental health for several years before coming to MHS. I came to be a School Counselor because of my passion in helping our younger generation develop values, principles, and supports in being successful in all areas of their life.
Counselor Department; Dual Enrollment
I was born in Seoul, South Korea. My father served in the US Army so I moved frequently in my early childhood. After my father retired from service we relocated to Tucson, Arizona. I attended Santa Rita High School and continued my education at the University of Arizona where I received my BA in Psychology. In my senior year at the University of Arizona, I worked as a Behavioral Health Paraprofessional at Intermountain Centers for Human Development. Here I found my passion working with children and adolescents. I decided to pursue a career in school counseling and received my M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling at Vanderbilt University. I am excited to join the Marana High School Counseling team and looking forward to meeting our wonderful students and their families.
Please Welcome our New College and Career Lead Teachers:
Bryan Pisetsky and Dr. Merri Kae Vanderploeg
Dr. Vanderploeg will work with internship students and will focus on career pathways. Mr. Pisetsky will focus on college admissions, college testing, and scholarships. Either of these individuals will be happy to help ANY student in need of guidance. They are both located in the Career Center in the Admin. Office.