School counselors are vital staff members who work with parents and school personnel to help make JLS a caring and supportive environment for every student. Counselors help students progress their academic, career, and social and emotional growth through prevention and intervention services. Such services are offered at a variety of levels ranging from individual meetings to campus wide activities. Read more about what we do and how we do it.

JLS offers one counselor per grade level. The counselors continue with their assigned students as the students progress from 6th to 8th grade. Additionally, JLS offers a Connections counselor who facilitates counseling services for students in the Connections Program across all grades.

Name E-mail Phone Courses
Arvind Arya, MA, PPS-SC aarya@pausd.org 856-5129 7th Grade Counselor 2018-2019
Jennifer Heck, MA, PPS-SC jheck@pausd.org 856-5130 6th Grade Counselor 2018-2019
Ellie Messinger-Adams, MA, PPS-SC, RAPCC emessingeradams@pausd.org 856-5174 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Connections Counselor
Ko Vue, MA, PPS-SC kvue@pausd.org 856-5175 8th Grade Counselor 2018-2019