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Meet the Counselor

Susan Perez

Hello Stokoe StarPilots!   

It is so great to be back as your school counselor for the new school year 2023-24  , this is my 9th year at Stokoe and I can't wait to see everyone again! 

I hope all of you had a great summer and are ready to start the new year. 

To help you get started , I have created a website with resources for students and parents. 

You can also find my contact information on the website, just look for "contact page.

I am here to be a resource for you. 

This is going to be a great year and I can't wait to see everyone again 

Welcome to Mrs. Susan Perez's School Counseling Page!

Hello! My name is Susan Perez. I am the School Counselor at Stokoe Elementary. I am looking forward to the upcoming 2023-24 school year. Elementary School Counseling services provides assistance to all students to reach their unlimited potential.

This page provides you with information about the School Counseling program; upcoming counseling-related activities and events; and counseling topics and resources.

Alvord's Mission Statement

Alvord Unified School District, a dynamic learning community that embraces innovation, exists to ensure all students attain lifelong success through a system distinguished by:

  • Active and inclusive partnerships
  • Relationships that foster a culture of trust and integrity
  • High expectations and equitable learning opportunities for all
  • A mindset that promotes continuous improvement
  • Multiple opportunities for exploration and creativity
  • Professional development that promotes quality teaching and learning
  •  Access to learning experiences that promote a high quality of life

What does this mean for your child? 

This means that I pay close attention to your student and how he/she connects to his/her education in order to reach their unlimited potential. I will assist your student and all school stakeholders to problem-solve any issues that may hinder the learning process. As a 21st century learner, Stokoe students will demonstrate academic, career, and personal/social problem-solving skills. Stokoe students will develop communication and citizenship skills to make positive contributions to the community.

How does your child experience school counseling services?

Individual Counseling- I work with a student in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that hinder school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: understanding feelings, changing families/divorce, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Small Group Counseling- I work with a group of students who share similar issues or concerns (consisting of about 3-6 peers). The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
Classroom Counseling lessons- This year, we are utilizing the Second Step Program for TK-5 character education lessons, driven by the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) Standards. Character education lessons address personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level.  Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.  On the Character Education link, there is a letter to parents that includes information on how you can get involved in reinforcing the character skills that are being taught at school. The Parent letter also includes a link to the Second Step Program for Parents to access to assist their child in reinforcing the skills being taught at school.

Hello Stokoe Parents and Students 

Please feel free to reach out and connect with me if there is anything you need.  

I can be reached directly in my office  Monday - Friday    (951) 358-1640  ext 389105   (8:30 am to 3:30pm) 
or email  me at 


If you can't call, but still need to connect with me, there are easy referral forms to use. 

There are two forms, one for students and one for parents!  Be sure to fill out the right one! 

I will check these links every day and I will see the form immediately once it has been submitted. 

I will contact you once I receive the referral form!

Here is the link Stokoe Counseling Parent Referral Form (english) &  espanol (This form is for Parents) 


Here is the link    STUDENT COUNSELING REQUEST FORM     (This form is for Students) 


Here is the link     IN-HOUSE TEACHER COUNSELING REQUEST FORM  (This form is for Stokoe staff and Teachers) 


 If you are having a problem I will do my best to help you solve it, and if you just want to talk and connect I am here for you!   

 Take Care, 

Mrs. Perez