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Meet the Counseling Department 
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The East Palo Alto Academy Counseling Department encompasses the three domains per the American School Counseling Association which are:
  1. Academic
  2. Personal/Social
  3. College & Career
Our goal is to carry EPAA’s mission for all students to graduate college-ready. We work closely with EPAA’s Advisory program to ensure that all students receive the academic monitoring, social-emotional learning, and college/career readiness in all grade levels. 
Our Mental Health program through our partnership with Stanford University, which provides individual and group counseling to all students during the school day. 
Our College and Career Center is located inside EPAA's library and is open to students for information related to 4-year colleges, community colleges, apprenticeship programs, financial aid, and other post-secondary options. 
Your first point of contact for student support is your student's School Counselor. The School Counselors are here to support you throughout your high school career and ensure that all students receive the resources and services they need to succeed in school.
Left: Ignacia Preciado (School Counselor - Grade 10 & Advisory Lead)
 Right: Glenda Ortez-Galán (Head Counselor - Grades 9, 11, 12)
Counseling Department Contact Information
Staff Member Contact  Office Hours 
Glenda Ortez-Galán (she/ella) 
Head Counselor
Grades 9, 11, 12
Glenda Picture
(650) 262-1261 (direct)
(650) 839-8900, x78046
Lunch/brunch/after school or by appointment. 
Ignacia Preciado
School Counselor/Advisory Lead
Grade 10
(650) 839-8900, x78205
Lunch/brunch/after school or by appointment. 
José Heredia
College Information Specialist
(650) 839-8900, x78101
Lunch/brunch/after school or by appointment. 
Marco Calderon
Manager of Social Services
(650) 839-8900,  x78030
Elizabeth Alvarado
Guidance Information Specialist
(New student registrations, transcripts, student records)
(650) 839-8900,  x78013
Philip Wong
Senior Seminar Instructor
Early College Director
(650) 839-8900, x78065
Monday - 3:45-4:30 pm  
Tuesday - 3:45-4:30 pm 
Thursday - By appt.
Friday - By appt.