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Ms. Heather Raser
Student's last name
begins with A - G
(925) 258-6236
hraser@orinda.k12.ca.us


Ms. Michelle Reese
Student's last name
begins with H - P
(925) 258-6234                                  mreese@orinda.k12.ca.us


Ms. Sydnie Souza                            Student's last name                    begins with Q - Z                                (925) 258-6235                                    ssouza@orinda.k12.ca.us                                                                     

 

About Us

Counseling Office Mission Statement

The mission of the OIS counseling center is to provide student support that encourages the holistic development of the students they serve. Through empowering students with skills to manage conflict, solve problems, communicate effectively and make sound decisions, the OIS counselors are dedicated to educating and supporting their students through their journey of discovery during the vital formative years of middle school. At the cornerstone of their mission, the counselors at OIS have created an environment where students are welcomed and encouraged to discover their strengths and interests and to feel confident during this time of transition and growth. The counselors at OIS understand that the needs of their students are complex and can fall well beyond the campus gates. By collaborating with faculty, administration, parents and the community, the counselors at OIS work to ensure that the students are receiving the services and support they need and deserve in order to become responsible and compassionate members of the community.

Meet the Counselors

Heather Raser, Michelle Reese, and Sydnie Souza are important members of the OIS community. The counselors are committed to ensuring that your students are supported and empowered during their middle school years. Although their focus is on supporting students academically, Ms. Raser, Ms. Reese, and Ms. Souza understand how home, friends and peers can impact a student's academic performance. With their diverse experience in the classroom and with their counseling backgrounds, the counselors create a welcoming environment for students, parents and teachers.