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About Us

Welcome to Counseling!


Meet the RACE Counseling Team:

Counselor: Stephani Garcia
Stephani has a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles and is a Certified Dietary Manager. She worked in food and nutrition management for 7 years before transitioning to education. Stephani has a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling with a PPS Credential from University of La Verne. In addition to working in management, Stephani has worked as a counselor in K-12 and continues to work in community college adult education as adjunct counselor and CTE instructor. Stephani is passionate about helping students reach their educational and career goals. In her spare time Stephani and her husband do engagement/wedding photography, hiking and traveling. Stephani is excited to help you get started at RACE!
Counselor: Ivette Valeriano
Ivette is the first one in her family to graduate from high school and go to college. Ivette navigated her educational years with the encouragement of her parents and guidance from her teachers and mentors. Ivette attended a community college and then transferred to California State University, San Bernardino where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance. Ivette has served students in various settings such as K-12, community college, mental health, and most recently Ivette was serving students as a counselor at another adult school. Ivette enjoys helping others reach their goals and believes in providing holistic and data-informed counseling services to meet the needs of the students she serves. In her spare time, Ivette likes to try new places to eat, spend time with her family, and explore the outdoors. Ivette is excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve students here at RACE!
Office Assistant: Jamie Velasco
Jamie is the pupil services clerk in our ASE program. She is passionate about student advocacy in education. She has worked for the Rowland Unified School District for nearly 10 years, assisting different grade levels and student needs. Jamie has a degree in communication sciences from California State University, Fullerton and hopes to continue her education for the special education field. If you have any questions about your classes or understanding your education plan, Jamie is more than happy to help!