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Counselor's Name, Caseload, E-mail, Telephone, and Bio
Caseload: 11-12 (A-M + Humanities)
Bio: Hello Wildcats! I am excited to be returning to Monrovia High School for my second year and beginning my 21st year as a counselor. I have worked as a counselor throughout California in San Francisco, West Hollywood, Culver City, Burbank and am SO HAPPY to be working close to home in Monrovia! I am a graduate of San Marino High School and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University. I later went on to earn my Masters in Counseling Psychology in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. In my free time, I love spending my days with my husband and our two daughters - on the football field or poolside.
Caseload: 11-12 (N-Z + MASA)
Bio: I have been in the Monrovia Unified School District for more than 14 years and I absolutely love counseling and the amazing students I serve on a daily basis. I was born and raised locally in Temple City and graduated from Alverno High School in 1994. I moved on to UC Irvine to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After spending several years working in the mental health field, I attended Point Loma Nazarene University receiving my Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling and Guidance. I have been married to my amazing husband, Javier, for 16 years and we have a son, Lucas Sequoia(2). We love the outdoors, camping, and hiking and we love to quote movie lines.
Caseload: 9-10 (A-L + Humanities)
Bio: I have been in the in Monrovia Unified School District for more than 20 years. I was a teacher at Bradoaks Elementary School in Monrovia for 5 years and have spent the last 17 years as a counselor at Monrovia High School. I had an amazing opportunity to fill in as an interim assistant principal at Clifton Middle School during the 2015-2016 school year. I am a graduate of both Clifton Middle School and Monrovia High School and feel honored to serve our students, families and the community. I attended Cal Poly Pomona in the Animal Science Veterinary program and transferred to San Jose State earning my Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree. I went on to earn two Masters Degrees, one in Counseling and one in Administration from Point Loma University. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, traveling, relaxing at the beach, riding motorcycles and doing anything artistically inspired ranging from listening to live music to making jewelry.
Caseload: 9-10 (M-Z + MASA)
Ms. Putirka's Bio: I am from Glendora and Clovis, California. I earned my Bachelor's in Economics from California State University, Chico. In my undergraduate program, I worked with non-profits and ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations which inspired me to obtain a Masters in Educational Counseling at the University of La Verne. I have worked in Education since 2009 in various capacities such as basketball coach, substitute teacher, tutor, and counselor. I started my counseling career as an interim school counselor at Monrovia High School for the 2016 spring semester and took a school counselor position at Mayflower Elementary the following 2016-17 school year. It has been a pleasure to work with siblings and families of my former and current high school students. I am excited to return to the high school and continue to watch our students succeed and grow! In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, hiking in the mountains, attending concerts, and being physically active.