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Ms. Ryan

7th-grade Counselor


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You can reach Ms. Ryan by email Monday through Friday from 8-3:30 pm.

It is my privilege to be the 7th Grade Counselor at Newark Junior High School for the 2020-2021 school yea. I have loved working with our 7th-grade class this year and supporting their academics and social-emotional needs. I am looking forward to meeting them all in person someday hopefully soon!




Ms. Gallegos

8th-grade & ELD Counselor


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You can reach Ms. Gallegos by email Monday through Thursday from 8-3:30 pm

I have been working with youth for almost 10 years in afterschool programs, summer camps, as a classroom aide, and now as a School Counselor. This year, I will be overseeing our 8th-grade class, supporting them with their academics and social-emotional needs. I am also one of the 504 Coordinators and responsible for our Check and Connect program. My goal as a School Counselor is to help establish equity in order to have our students perform at their full potential.




Ms. Ureno

Puente & ELD Counselor


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You can reach Ms. Ureno by email Monday through Friday from 8-3:30 pm.

I am extremely excited to be part of the implementation of the Puente program for the first time at the junior high. As a former Puente student, I hold a special place in my heart for the Puente program. Aside from Puente, I am also the Attendance Counselor who is in charge of scheduling and facilitating SART meetings in collaboration with the Assistant Principal, as well as supporting students and families to figure out ways they can increase their attendance and school participation. Prior to my time at NJHS, I worked at Menlo- Atherton High School in the special education department and have had prior experience working with youth on juvenile probation at Seneca Family of Agencies.