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School Counseling Alumni Recognized by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)

Published March 22, 2021

The OCDE Recognition Program honors Orange County’s top school counselors for providing a comprehensive school counseling program that supports the developmental needs of K-12 students in all three ASCA domains and their leadership and advocacy on behalf of the counseling profession.  

Three CSULB School Counseling alumni were recently honored by the Orange County Department of Education for their work at the elementary, middle and high school level.

 
 
Darwin Vega
Darwin Vega

Darwin Vega ’15, counselor at Capo Valley High School in Capistrano Unified School District, was awarded the 2020 Orange County Department of Education High School Counselor Recognition award. Darwin has long been committed to delivering a data-informed school counseling program that has a measurable impact on student outcomes. A few years prior, Darwin and his counseling team were instrumental in bringing the ASCA National Model to Capo Valley High School. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jessica Sandoval
Jessica Sandoval

Jessica Sandoval ’18, counselor at Marco Forster Middle School, Capistrano Unified School District was awarded the 2021 Middle School Counselor Recognition award for her comprehensive counseling program’s contributions to positive school climate and student success. Jessica’s counseling program was awarded Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status the prior year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rosy Chavez
Rosy Chavez

Rosy Chavez ’09 counselor at Ponderosa Elementary School, Anaheim Elementary School District was awarded the 2021 Elementary School Counselor Recognition award. Rosy was recognized for her leadership and support of a Multi-Tiered System of Support through data-based decision making in order to support the whole child.