Guidance and Counseling

B40 Student Support Services Team 2019-20   

Guidance Counselors
Staff Name Services Provided Days/Hours on Campus Contact Information
Shelli Stepps - Supports all students in the areas of academics, personal, social/emotional and connects with parents and teachers to support students in all capacities
- Lead of the 504 and SST teams (7th/8th grade)
Monday - Friday (all day) sstepps@sccs.net

(831) 429-3883 x3106
Nancy Garcia Puhvel - Supports all students in the areas of academics, personal, social/ emotional and connects with parents and teachers to support students in all capacities
- Lead of the 504 and SST teams (6th grade)
Tuesdays 8:30am-4:00pm
Fridays 8:30-4:00 pm
nancygpuhvel@sccs.net

(831) 429-3883 x1024
Community Coordinator
Fe Silva Robles - Liaison between families, students, and school staff (e.g. home visits)
- Coordinates ELAC meetings
- Attends school district DELACS
- Plans and organizes educational workshops for parents/students (Latino Role Models, District Night of Mathematics and Science)
- Translations (Spanish) and interpretations
- Aids Students in Transition
- Facilitates connections between families and community resources
- Supports underrepresented families to navigate the educational system
Monday - Friday
7:30 - 4pm
fsilva@sccs.net

(831) 428-3883 x 3103
School Social Worker
Nereida Robles Vasquez -Students are referred to the school social worker (SSW) through the counselors.
-Social work referrals are available in the main office.
-Supports students' transitions between school grades (e.g. 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th)
-Restorative Justice circles
- SSW does home visits
-Member of District Student Attendance Review Board
-Member of Foster Youth Services Program
-Locates and refers students to outside support agencies -Participates in SST’s and 504’s
Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 to 3:00pm
-and when services are needed at B40 Middle.
nereidarobles@sccs.net

Cellular telephone number: (831) 419-8611
Text messages or calls
School Psychologist
Joaquin Castillo - Provide direct support and interventions to students in special education
- Consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies for all students
- Work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies
- Member of SST team
- Part of Special Education Team
Mondays (all day)
Wednesdays (11am-3:15pm)
Fridays (all day)
joaquincastillo@sccs.net

(831)429-3883 x3110
Response to Intervention (RtI) Specialist
Molly O'Neil - Collects and manages student data to assist teachers, counselors, and administrators to make data-driven decisions for tasks such as math and reading intervention placement, math acceleration placement, ELD placement, SSTs, and understanding the effectiveness of programs.
- Manages the administration of MAP testing and assists school staff in understanding and utilizing the data.
- Institutes direct intervention services to students. Teaches an SSR math intervention to 6th grade students using the online math program i-Ready
Monday - Friday (All day) moneil@sccs.net

(831)429-3883
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