Our Counselors, Our Program

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Sandra Alvarez

    Sandra Alvarez 

    School Counselor
    707.255.0950 ext. 633
  • Photo of Marisa Bartalotti

    Marisa Bartalotti 

    Director of Counseling
    707.255.0950 ext. 622
  • Photo of Matthew Schmitz

    Matthew Schmitz '01 

    Student Support Coordinator
    707.255.0950 ext. 561
  • Photo of Jill Sinclair

    Jill Sinclair '99 

    School Counselor
    707.255.0950 ext. 623

Michele Farver

For 20 years, no two days have been the same. The enthusiasm and creativity of Justin-Siena, especially our energetic students, keep me happy to pull into the parking lot. The Student Support Program has given me the chance to delve a little deeper into the challenges as well as the gifts of some of our students. Watching them grow in their confidence, resiliency, and self-advocacy is beyond gratifying.

Our Program

The Justin-Siena counseling program provides comprehensive, developmental counseling to meet the academic, personal, social, and college/career needs of all students. School Counselors work in conjunction with teachers, advisors, parents and the community to maximize student achievement. School Counselors are advocates who support a rigorous learning environment where all students can value learning, appreciate diversity, and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

All of the Justin-Siena School Counselors hold a current Pupil Personnel School Counseling Credential from the State of California. Their role is to advocate, monitor, support, and assist students throughout their high school careers. Counselors meet with students regularly, but students can request a meeting with their counselor at any time.

The School Counseling Program is enhanced by our two full-time College Counselors who provide extensive guidance and support through the college exploration, application and selection process. College Counselors meet with juniors and seniors and their parents, assist in developing college lists, help to organize and compile applications, and advise students about their college choices. College Counselors work closely with students and families to execute an appropriate and fulfilling college application experience.

The Student Support Program provides additional assistance to those students who have a documented learning disability. Students in the Student Support Program have two additional support counselors who work closely with them on any academic challenges they may face. Student Support Counselors provide students and parents with resources and ideas to facilitate student success.