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Counseling Staff

South Albany Counseling Staff work with students regarding Academic, Social/Emotional and Career related concerns. If you or your student have a need for these services please contact your student’s counselor. Counselors are assigned alphabetically by last name. To set an appointment with your counselor call 541-967-4533.

Current Counselor Assignments


A – F Bryce Bennett
G – L Ashley Hodges
M – R Joyce Hall
S – Z Shanda Hochstetler

Staff List

Vickie Sparks, Counseling Secretary
Initial Counseling Information, Appointments for Counselors, Issues Student Body Cards and Health Room Coordination, New Student Registration

Bryce Bennett, Counselor
Financial Aid Night, College Bound Senior Night, Testing – PSAT, SAT, ASVAB, ACT, National Honor Society, Forecasting, NCAA Clearing house, STARS Program Coordinator

Shanda Hochstetler, Counselor
Anger Management Group,


Joyce Hall, Counselor
GAPS 8J Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Student Needs Assessment, Peer Mediation Coordinator, Mental Health Community Partnerships, Anxiety Management Group, Safe TALK Trainer – Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Sources of Strength Adviser and District Trainer

Ashley Hodges, Counselor
Scholarship/Awards Committee Facilitator, Anxiety Management Group, AVID Counselor


Katelyn Sawyer, Career Center Coordinator
Informational College Visits and Campus Tours, Pipeline Events, Career Exploration Presentations, Job Shadows, Scholarships, Resumes, Job Employment/Volunteer Opportunities, Linn-Benton Youth Job Fair, Career Day


Rose Zoellner, RedHawks Rising
Career Exploration CIS, Accuplacer Testing, CIM Tracking, Job Employment/Volunteer Opportunities, Resumes, Linn-Bention Youth Job Fair, DMV Testing Prep, Food Handler’s Card, Ethical Decision Making, College Visits, Job Shadows, College Visitations, Scholarship/Awards Committee Facilitator

Rosa Davalos, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator works closely with Latino and other diverse community organizations and populations to build trust with our familiies and support students in their academic goals, and any other everyday questions students and their families may have (Attendance and Behavior). Design, develop and implement strategic recruitment and retention programs with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion. Available for appointments through email or phone call to the school at any time.