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Counselors are available while students are learning at home. Please refer to current contact information below. 

Alpine Elementary

Daisy Alvarez
Phone Number: 661-360-6745
Email: dalvarez@Keppel.k12.ca.us

Antelope Elementary

Steven Miller
Phone Number: 661-418-7843
Email: smiller@keppel.k12.ca.us

Daisy Gibson Elementary

Jesus Contreras
Phone Number: 661-434-1391
Email: jcontreras@keppel.k12.ca.us

Keppel Academy/ Desert View

Susan Lundin
Phone Number: 661-210-3942
Email: slundin@keppel.k12.ca.us

Lake Los Angeles Elementary

 Jill Tapia  
Phone Number: 661-360-6893
Email: jtapia@keppel.k12.ca.us

Pearblossom Elementary 

Michelle J. Anaya-Arteaga
Phone Number: 661-365-0417
Email: manaya@keppel.k12.ca.us
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College and Career Readiness 

Counseling Department

Vision Statement

By providing academic, personal/social, and career support services, students will be empowered to develop life-long learning skills that will allow them to succeed in school and become successful members of society.

Mission Statement

The Keppel Union School District Counseling Department in collaboration with faculty, staff, and the community is dedicated to supporting ALL students in achieving their full potential. We believe that all students have the right to a quality education and supportive learning environment. By providing tools that foster academic, personal/social, and career growth in our schools, our goal is to reinforce the district’s mission to seek education, strive for excellence, and aspire to greatness.

Getting to Know Our Counselors

Daisy Alvarez 

Daisy Alvarez earned her Masters in Educational Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Counseling from National University. Mrs. Daisy Alvarez is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy at Pepperdine University. Prior to working with Keppel Union School District, Mrs. Alvarez gained experience as a high school counselor in the Antelope Valley and Ventura County areas. Mrs. Alvarez is currently the counselor at Alpine Elementary School. 

Steve Miller

Steve Miller received a M.S. in Educational Counseling — M.S. with Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS). Over the years Steve has worked as counselor at the high school level, as well in the correctional schools.  He enjoys helping all children and parents to reach their dreams. Mr. Miller is currently the school counselor at Antelope Elementary  School.

Jesus Contreras 

Jesus Contreras received a MS in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services with PPS Credential with a specialization in Child Welfare and Attendance from California Lutheran University. His passion for working with youth through sports inspired him to become a school counselor to make an educational impact in student’s life, just like school counselors did for him. He has a passion for promoting higher education learning and hopes to push student towards college. Jesus spent time working as a Care Counselor at New Way Group Home in Oxnard California working with foster youth. Mr. Contreras is the Counselor at Daisy Gibson Elementary School 

Susan Lundin 

Inspired by her own school counselors, Susan Lundin was motivated to make a difference in the lives of students. She earned an M.S. degree in counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) from California State University Northridge in 2008. Prior to working for Keppel Union School District, Ms. Lundin gained experience as a counselor in elementary, middle, and high schools in the San Fernando and Greater Los Angeles areas. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct psychology instructor in the Santa Clarita Community College District since 2014. Ms. Lundin is currently a counselor at Keppel Academy and Desert View.

Jill Tapia

Jill Tapia received her BA in Psychology with a concentration in child development/family relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Inspired to expand her education later completed her Masters of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix. After finding her passion for counseling from working in the social service field as a family advocate and a behavior interventionist, she completed her Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Counseling from National University. Prior to counseling Jill served as the Director of an organization that serviced adults with developmental disabilities. Mrs. Tapia is is currently the counselor at Lake Los Angeles Elementary School.

Michelle J. Anaya-Arteaga

Michelle J. Anaya-Arteaga earned her M.S. in Educational Counseling with a concentration in School and Family Based Counseling (SFBC) along with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) from the University of La Verne.  Prior to working Keppel Union School District, Ms. Anaya-Arteaga worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services as an Eligibility Supervisor where she was able to assist indigent adults receive food, shelter, medical and mental health services.  Ms. Anaya-Arteaga also gained experience as a school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school in the San Fernando Valley. Ms. Anaya-Arteaga is currently the school counselor at Pearblossom Elementary School.

 

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