Counseling

ABOUT THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

The Rio Mesa High School Counselors are dedicated to helping you throughout your high school career. We offer academic, personal, social, and college to career counseling. As servants to our students, we are student advocates and provide referrals to community agencies.

For parents, we provide educational and long-range planning, ensure a positive learning environment, and will connect you to Parent VUE, our online access to student attendance and academic progress. In addition, we provide information and events for community agencies, ROP, and assist foreign exchange students. Finally, we work in close partnership with the College and Career Center to provide services and information to colleges, trade schools, financial aid, scholarships, and the military.

Counselors

To schedule an appointment with a counselor, please contact the Guidance Tech, 

Viridiana Duran at: (805) 278-3164 or viridiana.duran@oxnardunion.org 

or message your counselor through their Google Classroom. 

 

Counselor Google Classrooms

Please join your grade level Google Classroom for all counseling information that will be provided throughout the school year. 

9th Grade Google Classroom Code: dah6rg3

10th Grade Google Classroom Code: 2btcr4d

11th Grade Google Classroom Code: lydcqjl

12th Grade Google Classroom Code: e4nw4ue

NameCase LoadContact Info
Victor FariasA-Comvictor.farias@oxanardunion.org
805-278-2972
Carri McDevitt

Con-Estra
AVID

carri.mcdevitt@oxnardunion.org
805-385-2771

Cristela ArriagaEstrb-Lampcristela.arriaga@oxnardunion.org
805-385-2762
Kristene Kenney

Lamq-Nav

IB Diploma Programme

kristene.kenney@oxnardunion.org
805-278-3788

Ingrid Brennan

Naw-Rui

IB Career-Related Programme

ingrid.brennan@oxnardunion.org

Sylvia Gomez  

Ruj-Z

sylvia.gomez@oxnardunion.org
805-278-3133

Christian ZunigaCategorical Programs (ELD, Foster, Migrant Ed., Exchange Students)christian.zuniga@oxnardunion.org
805-278-5509
Jorge CastilloStudent Wellness Specialist (SWS)

jorge.castillo@oxnardunion.org
805-834-1390

Noemi TomasettiStudent Wellness Specialist (SWS)

noemi.tomasetti@oxnardunion.org
805-385-2547

Karen CorreaEAOP Site Coordinatorkaren.correa@oxnardunion.org
805-385-2521
Melani CastellanosDCAC Coordinator melani.castellanos@ucsb.edu
Viridiana DuranGuidance Techviridiana.duran@oxnardunion.org
(805) 278-3164

Helpful Information

Emergency Resources

  • Interface Crisis Hotline – 211
  • Kids 2 Kids – (805)573-0752 or (805)640-1632
  • Food Pantry at Saint Paul’s – (805)643-5033
  • Catholic Charities – (805)486-2900
  • Rescue Mission – (805)487-1234
 

Support Groups

Rio Mesa offers the following Support Groups with professional therapists during the school day:

  • Grief
  • Teen Issues
  • Drug/ alcohol and tobacco

For more information about these groups, please contact your school counselor.