My name is Sandra Amezquita and I am very excited to be the School Counselor at Muscatel! My goal is to provide support and services to empower students, parents, school staff and community. I look forward to helping you in any way that I can therefore I would love the chance to speak with and meet you. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Phone: (626) 287-1139 Ext. 577
School Counselor Vision Statement:
The School Counseling Department of Muscatel Middle School envisions a future where ALL students are successful in the pursuit of intellectually, socially, and emotionally fulfilling lives. Our students are leaders who are equipped with growth mindsets as well as the skills and compassion to take ownership of their individual growth and the needs within their community.
When students are in-person at school:
HOW DOES A STUDENT SEE THE COUNSELOR?
If a student would like to see the counselor, he/she should ask his/her teacher for permission and instructions. Unless the student has an urgent need to see a counselor, the teacher may recommend a specific time for the student to leave class, so that the student does not miss too much important academic information. Additionally, a student is welcome to see the counselor during lunchtime, if the counselor is available. If the counselor is not available, the student may go to the front office for assistance or send an email to: Samezquita@Rosemead.k12.ca.us
HOW DOES A PARENT/GUARDIAN SEE THE COUNSELOR?
Parents and guardians are welcome to meet with the counselor and are asked to make appointments in advance, to ensure that the counselor will be available. You may call or email the counselor to set-up a meeting.
WHY WOULD A STUDENT SEE THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
Academic/Educational Counseling – Students sometimes have academic problems in areas including study habits, expectations, time management, organizational skills, and the level of the curriculum. The counselor may assist students in exploring solutions to these and other academic problems.
Personal/Social Counseling – The counselor may assist students to develop skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents and interests and transition into and out of middle school. The counselor will also provide support and assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside agencies for more extensive assistance including therapy services, evaluations or treatment.
Career/Vocational Counseling – The school counselor is available to assist students in the early stages of career exploration.