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Meet Your Counselors

Who are School Counselors? 

  • A School Counselor is a licensed/certified professional holding a minimum of a Master's Degree and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

What is their role?

  • The role of a Professional School Counselor is to design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. 
  • They lead, advocate and collaborate to promote equity and access for all students by connecting their school counseling program to the school’s academic mission and school improvement plan.
  • They uphold the ethical and professional standards of the American School Counseling Association (ACSA)  and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: define, deliver, manage and assess.

What services are offered?

School counselors create school counseling programs based on three sets of standards that define the profession. These standards help school counselors develop, implement and assess their school counseling program to improve student outcomes.

Student Standards

Professional Standards

To learn more about the role of our counselors in the Moreno Valley Unified School District, please view our Counseling Handbook.

View Counseling Handbook

Meet the Counseling Team

Hello families,

My name is Latasha Scranton and I am your school counselor at La Jolla Elementary. Here at La Jolla I provide comprehensive counseling to our students from TK-5th grade. The counseling services I provide are individual, small group, and classroom lessons on academic, social/emotional, and college and career readiness. I also promote and host schoolwide awareness events such as Yellow Ribbon Week (friendship/mindfulness), Red Ribbon Week (anti-drugs & anti-bullying), College Kick-Off Week and The Great Kindness Challenge Week.  

Students who are in need of counseling services can be referred to individual or group counseling through their families, teacher, or administration. Once students are referred, I reach out to families to find out how to best support their student. Individual and small group counseling are short-term services that usually last from 4-10 weeks. If students are in need of additional support after their time working with me, I can help by submitting a referral for outside counseling. 

If you would like your child to receive counseling services at La Jolla, please complete this referral form:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at: or 951-571-4740.

I look forward to working with and supporting our students!