Hello my name is Alyson Ramirez, I have been a School Counselor for the past 12 years in San Diego Unified School District. I grew up in a small desert town called Brawley, California and moved to San Diego to attend college. I earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Guidance Counseling. I spend my time at De Portola supporting students in the following domains- Academic, Personal/Social and Career. For parents I have a daily office hour 2:30-3:30 pm to help parents with any questions or concerns. Transition to middle school can be tough my co-counselor and I are here everyday to help. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit during my daily office hour. Students can request a pass from any teacher to visit the counseling office, or self refer before/after school or at lunch daily.