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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

The counselors at Moreno Valley Online Academy (MVOA) advocate for all students to achieve academic success and personal wellness in a supportive environment. We foster responsible decision- making and counseling program’s vision is for all students to graduate fully prepared and ready to engage in a global society.

MVOA”s esteemed high school counselor Mrs. Byers has dedicated 28 years of her career to serving the students of the Moreno Valley Unified School District. With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California Baptist University and a Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from California State University San Bernardino, Mrs Byers r brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Starting her career at Sunnymead Middle School, she has a deep understanding of the needs of students at all levels of education.  Mrs Byers has a passion for reading and sees it as an important tool for personal growth and development. She is committed to helping students succeed in the areas of college and career, social emotional learning, and graduation completion.