Meet the Counselors
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 Yonkers, New York. I am from a big, loud and loving Italian family with 6 siblings.
I moved to Tucson in High School, graduating from CDO. I got my BA from the University of Arizona and I got my MA from NAU in Counseling. Back in 2003-2006, I worked at Estes Elementary (MUSD) as a special Education teacher. I am married with three boy s. My favorite outlet is the outdoors; I love to hike, swim laps, travel and go camping. I love to counselor and support students in their life journey. Go Tigers!
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.