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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. We will post events on our school calendar on this website, make announcements during advisory, and send information through Remind101.

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. Please visit your school site for an Activation Key Letter.

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
11th and 12th I–M and ELL Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7714
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Gina Martin
9th A–M 10th A–L Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7713
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Chadrick Outcalt
10th M–Z 11th & 12th N–Z Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7718
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Joely Sanders
11th and 12th A–H Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
(623) 474-7715
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Kristeena Torres
9th N–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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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

West-MEC Open House

  • West-MEC would like to invite you to attend one or more open house events! Please see the West-MEC open house invitation for more information about dates and times for specific campus locations.