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Mission Statement

The CDM counseling department’s vision is to help all students achieve their highest potential in academic, personal/social, and career development.  

We believe: 

  • Students are our highest priority.
  • In collaborating with students, educators, families, and community members to promote student achievement. 
  • All students have the right to a safe and nurturing environment. 
  • In the fundamental values of honesty, respect and responsibility and that every student has the right to be heard and treated with dignity. 
  • In providing all students the knowledge of resources and opportunities available at CDM.  

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that: 

  • Serves all students.
  • Assists students with healthy decision making.
  • Is proactive and preventative in design. 
  • Provides intentional guidance curriculum that targets knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  

Role of the School Counselor

School Counselors work with students in three areas: 

Academics, Social/Emotional and College and Career Readiness

  • We must, at a minimum, hold a Master's Degree in School Counseling

  • Meet state licensure/certification requirements

  • Uphold the American School Counselor Association Ethics and Standards

  • Work with students on supports in tiered intervention services in academic and social/emotional areas

  • Classroom guidance lessons. Topics can include: signs of suicide, intervention Programs, college and career readiness , course registration, social/emotional supports and others

  • Conduct 1:1 short term counseling

  • Collaborate with parents, teachers and students to develop strategies for student success and refer students to more intensive supports when deemed necessary 

  • Work in tandem with School Social Workers, School Psychologists and Administration to build comprehensive supports for students

AP Information

AP Informational Meeting Calendar 2024-25 School Year


National Honor Society (NHS) Peer Tutoring Google Form

ClassLink Log-in Information

Counseling Newsletter



If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, please, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. 

Other resources include:

The National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish) or chat with a live person now.--Free and confidential calls 24/7

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 or visit the Crisis Text Webpage. --Free 24/7 crisis text support

Teen Line: California Youth Crisis line for kids ages 12-24. 1-800-852-8336Speak with another teen. 6pm-10pm. 

Contact Us

High School Counselors
Mrs. Rybaczyk
(Last Names A-Dav)

Mr. Oyas
(Last Names Daw-Hol) 

Mr. De La Riva 
(Last Names Hom-Moa)

Ms. Hill
(Last Names Mob-Sev)

Mrs. Nyeholt
(Last Names Sew-Z)

Middle School Counselors
Mrs. Martinez 

Ms. Cram

College Programs Coordinator  ROP Career Specialist
Mary Russell 

Counseling Secretary
Mrs. Craft 

Registrar/Records Office
Mrs. Zamora