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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

Class of 2015

A – F Bryce Bennett
G – Martin Jason Platt
Martinez – R Jill Baker
S – Z Clair Smith

Class of 2016

A – F Bryce Bennett
G – Martin Jason Platt
Martinez – R Jill Baker
S – Z Clair Smith

Class of 2017

A – F Bryce Bennett
G – Martin Jason Platt
Martinez – R Jill Baker
S – Z Clair Smith

Class of 2018

A – F Bryce Bennett
G – Martin Jason Platt
Martinez – R Jill Baker
S – Z Clair Smith

Staff List

Vickie Sparks, Counseling Secretary
Initial Counseling Information, Appointments for Counselors, Issues Student Body Cards and Health Room Coordination, New Student Registration, College and Military Campus Visits
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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
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Jason Platt, Counselor
504 Coordination, Community Resource Liaison, AP Testing Coordinator, SB300/Expanded Options, Alternative Ed. Communication, GSA Advisor, Peer Mediation, PLC Core Team, Scholarship/Awards Committee Facilitator, Senior Awards Ceremony
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Jill Baker, Counselor
Student Needs Assessment, Peer Mediation Coordinator, Scholarship/Awards Committee Facilitator, Mental Health Community Partnerships, Anger Management Groups, Safe TALK Trainer – Suicide Prevention and Awareness
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Clair Smith, Counselor
Boys & Girls State, Site Council, Employers for Education Excellence, T3 – Boys and Girls Club, TAG, College Now, Work Experience, Classroom Presentations, Foreign Exchange, 8th Grade Parent Night, Latino Parent and Advanced Diploma Night
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Rose Zoellner, Career Center Coordinator
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
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Pam Bethards, Transition Specialist
Personal Files, Knowledge Skills Inventory, CIS, DMV Testing, Food Handlers Card, Resume/Job Search Assistance, Work Skills Credit, Voc Rehab, Transition Goals, College Visits, Accuplacer Testing, Job Shadows, Coffee Cart
541-967-4641
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