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Sierra Linda High School
Tolleson Union High School District

Guidance and Counseling

Welcome to the Sierra Linda Guidance and Counseling Department web page. We are here to serve students, parents, and staff. Our main goal is to help students successfully navigate their high school years and prepare for a seamless transition to their post high school plans. 

Throughout all four years, the counselors will engage students in a counseling program centered around the student’s Education Career Action Plan (ECAP). There will be multiple presentations and events throughout the year for each grade level.

The Guidance staff commits to meeting the students’ needs in academics, personal/social well-being, and career and college readiness. Open communication and collaboration is a vital component for successful and positive school experiences, so we encourage parents and students to communicate with teachers, counselors, and administrators regarding questions, concerns, and good news.

For college scholarship information, please visit our Scholarship page

ParentVue is a great tool for parents to monitor student progress and communicate with teachers. To reset your ParentVue password, please contact the front office.

Guidance Department

The Counseling Center hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for your convenience. Students may schedule appointments through Ms. Vanessa Hernandez to see a counselor before or after school and during lunch. Parents can make appointments as well by contacting Ms. Vanessa Hernandez at (623) 474-7711.


Melissa Alcantar
9th and 10th M–P and ELL
Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7714
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Sandra Candelaria
11th and 12th A–K
Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7715
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Gina Martin
9th and 10th A–L
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7713
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Chadrick Outcalt
11th & 12th L–Z
Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7718
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Kristeena Torres
9th and 10th Q–Z and Special Services
Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7717
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Vanessa Hernandez
Guidance Clerk
(623) 474-7711
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Patricia Segura
(623) 474-7706
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Janel Vaughan
Prevention and Intervention Specialist
(623) 474-7708
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Taylor Perez
Social Worker
(623) 474-7716
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Salma Villegas Garcia
Records Clerk
(623) 474-7719
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Curriculum & Instruction

Lorin Sempkowski
Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction
(623) 474-7802
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Monica Aldama
Administrative Assistant - Guidance & Curriculum
(623) 474-7710
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Upcoming Events

  • Sierra Linda School Counselors’ Parent Night
    Thursday, March 23
    Freshmen and sophomore parents from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Junior parents from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.