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Counselors' Corner Intro

Welcome to Horner Junior High and the middle school experience where hormones are high and brain power is growing!

There are developmental changes in your children as well as school environmental changes.Your students undergo the transition from a self-contained classroom in elementary to six different classrooms and teachers in junior high. Seventh grade is their first exposure to school counselors and hopefully students will use them as a resource during their entire school experience in Fremont.

What is the role of a school counselor and why do students come to see a school counselor?

Counselors support students in their academic, social and emotional development. Students see counselors for a multitude of reasons. Here are just a few examples:

  • A student wants to go to Stanford or UC Berkeley and she wants to know what are the requirements.
  • A student received his first D grade and is struggling in Math, he wants to know what to do.
  • A student just experienced a death in the family and is extremely emotional and can't seem to focus in class.
  • A student is taking honors classes and he is stressed-out from the academic load.
  • A student has a conflict with her best friend and needs assistance in resolving the conflict.

Students may sign up for counseling appointments in the main office before school, during lunch or after school. Parents may arrange appointments with the Counselor by phone or by email.

Horner's Counseling Team School Year 2019-20

Erin Ford, Counselor, M.A., P.P.S., MFTI
Students last names:  A - G 
Phone: (510) 656-4000 extension 48083 


Sherman Holmes, Counselor, M.A., P.P.S.
Students last names:  H - P 
Phone: (510) 656-4000 extension 48212


Dayna Lai, Counselor, M.A., P.P.S., MFT
Students last names : Q- Z 
Phone: (510) 656-4000 extension 48018 

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