John Jay/ Science and Engineering Academy Counseling Department

Mission Statement: 

The John Jay/SEA Counseling Team will serve all students by empowering

them to become self-advocates and lifelong learners through our comprehensive guidance program

Our Comprehensive Guidance Program consists of: 


Individual Planning - Counselors meet one-on-one with students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, and personal-social development.

Responsive Services - Counselors assist students whose immediate personal concerns or problems put their continued personal-social, career, and/or educational development at risk.  These services can be provided through individual or small group counseling.

Guidance Curriculum - Guidance lessons are delivered in various classrooms throughout the year and are used to help students develop basic life skills.

System Support - Counselors provide services in other areas which indirectly benefit students, such as consulting with teachers and attending counseling staff development.

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John Jay High School Counselors 


Desiree Soliz- Head Counselor  Phone: 397-2725                                                   




Leslie Labranch- Students (A-Co) Phone: 397-2727

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Kim Ghezzi - Students (Cr-Gom)  Phone: 397-2729

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Corky Roseberry (Gon-Lo) Phone: 397-2726




Celynsia McGowan- Students (Lu-Pa) Phone: 397-2730

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 Mark Manfull (Pe-Sam) Phone: 397-2728



Charles Freeze- Students (San-Z) Phone : 397-2828

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Science Academy Counselors

Meliza Morales-Jasso   Students (A-L) 397-2758




 Rory Briggs- Students (M-Z) Phone: 397-2755



Counseling Department Staff

Bertha Gomez- Grade Reporting Secretary- Phone: 397-2751



Roxanne Reyes - Registrar- Phone: 397-2738



Michelle Urrabazo - Counseling Secretary- Phone: 397-2732


Caroline Acosta-Salinas- Counseling Clerk


Brandee Flores- College/Career Readiness - Phone: 397-2800

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