Oak Valley Counseling Department



Jocbethem Tahapary  is responsible for academic and social concerns for students whose last names begins with A - Le.  You can reach him at 858-487-2939 X6113 or by email at jtahapary@powayusd.com.

Kenya Bohn  is responsible for academic and social concerns for those students whose last names begin with Lf - Z .  You can contact her at 858-487-2939 X6120 or by email at ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner, Intervention Counselor,  is responsible for supporting all students on campus but focuses his work on those students with the greatest academic and social emotion needs.  You can contact him at 858-487-2939 X6116 or by email at alightner@powayusd.com.

Belinda Pagaduan, Counseling Assistant, is responsible for enrollment, grade reporting, and records. She can be reached at 858-487-2939 X6111 or by email at bpagaduan@powayusd.com.  

The Poway Unified School District Counseling Program is recognized for its comprehensive K-12 guidance services.  The school community takes pride in its exemplary program based and evaluated on national standards that include academic, career, and personal/social development.

Counselors provide and direct proactive and preventive guidance services.  As advocates for students, counselors are respected collaborators with teachers, parents, and administrators and are accessible to all students.

We encourage and support students to become aware of their own attributes, set personal success goals, develop effective communication and mediation skills, build positive relationships with diverse populations, and be able to adapt to an ever-changing society.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com

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