Bell has a staff of professional counselors who are specifically trained to help students focus on their academics and reach their potential. The counseling office is open during school hours. Call for an appointment, or ask your teacher for a referral to talk to the professionals there who have experience and know how to help.
About Ms. Garcia
Years of Experience: 29, 12 at Bell
Education: MA - Point Loma Counseling
PPS, BA Human Development/Liberal Studies
I am a counselor because I want to have a positive impact in students’ lives and help them realize their strengths and so they know someone believes in them.
About Ms. Wells
Years of Experience: 17, 3 at Bell
Education: MA - USD School Counseling, PPS, BA - Urban Studies Planning - Community Dynamics, EducationI am a youth advocate and community leader that understands youth of all ages are deserving of and have the right to a quality education embedded with not only knowledge of self by way of cultural, historical and ancestral background but also about all cultures, religions and beliefs; in order to embrace, respect and learn not only from the classroom but from the world around them
Office Hours: 7:30-3:00 other as scheduled
About Mr. Rahim
Years of Experience: 32, 3 at Bell
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Djembe Master Drum Facilitator
If I have a strong enough why it will answer the question of any how. I work towards justice and equity for all students. I strive to right the wrongs of injustice that I have witnessed and experienced in my own life.
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|Bell's Counseling Department Vision Statement|
The Bell Middle School Counseling team consists of 2 certificated school counselors and a guidance assistant that bring a combined 76 years of experience supporting students in achieving their academic, career, and social emotional learning goals. By creating an inviting environment where everyone in the Bell community is appreciated and heard, the counseling department is able to provide students, staff, families, and the community with opportunities to experience success. This environment is created by utilizing assemblies, town halls, small group, classroom presentations, individual services, future educational planning, and community referrals to support the various needs of our community and to provide equity and access to all.