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San Diego Unified School District 2018 Counselor of the Year!

We are very fortunate to have Ms. Vanessa Shaffer as Edison's school counselor for the past 12 years.  Ms. Shaffer approaches her work with professionalism, enthusiasm, and great compassion for students, families, and staff. During her tenure at our school, we have experienced the positive impact on our students' academic achievements and improved social behaviors resulting from her weekly classroom Second Steps lessons, monthly lessons on topics such as goal setting, bullying, growth mindset, coping, college and career, etc, and her small group counseling sessions.  Ms. Shaffer plans and implements many special student events such as College and Career month, Kindness Week, Red Ribbon Week, and the No Place for Hate program. She also coordinates our character education, Every Student Every Day (Attendance) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports programs. She is particularly resourceful in accessing community resources and vendors in support of our students and families. For example, Ms. Shaffer coordinates the Food 4 Kids program and the annual Christmas Toy Drive.  

It is our priviledge to have Ms. Shaffer as our school counselor because she loves people, works tirelessly to serve our school community and she goes above and beyond her designated responsibilities in support of a caring and productive learning environment.

Please feel free to contact Ms. Shaffer at: vguiboa@sandi.net or (619) 344-5400 ext. 1114