• As we start the 2020-2021 school year via distance learning all school counselors are working remotely. You may contact your counselor via Jupiter or email. 

    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact our county hotline at 1-209-468-8686, National Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (en espanol 1-800-628-9454), text "Hello" to the Crisis Hotline 741741, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room / hospital.

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EHS Counseling Staff

Mrs. Madrid

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Mrs. Madrid

Counselor
A - Ca

(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8033
mmadrid@stocktonusd.net

Mrs. Madrid is entering her 35th year in the field of Education and 27th year as a Counselor in SUSD.  Mrs. Madrid is an alumna of California State University, San Jose and California State University, Sacramento earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree and a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential.  Helping students navigate the college admissions process and  assisting them in realizing their educational goal is her passion. 

Mr. Padilla

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Mr. Padilla

Counselor
Ce - Ga
(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8016
apadilla@stocktonusd.net
 

Mr. Padilla is entering his 3rd year with Edison's Counseling Department and his 6th year working for SUSD, previously as a paraprofessional. He grew up in Stockton attending SUSD schools K-12 and is a graduate of Franklin High School’s. He earned his A.A. in Social Sciences from Sacramento City COllege before transferrring to CSU Sacramento, where he earned a BA in Child Development with a minor in Counseling. Mr. Padilla then earned his master's degree in Educations Counseling with a PPS credential fron National University in Stockton. 

 

 

Mr. Perez

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Mr. Perez

Counselor
Ge - Li

(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8031
jdperez@stocktonusd.net

Mr. Perez has been a member of Edison’s counseling team for the past 12 years. He grew up in Stockton attending SUSD schools K-12 and is a graduate of Franklin High School’s class of ’95. Mr. Perez earned his BA in Psychology at Stanislaus State in 2000 and his PPS credential from the University of La Verne in 2003. He became a counselor because he enjoys working with young people and helping them through their journal into adulthood. In his spare time Mr. Perez enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, coaching, exercising and reading.

Mr. Nelson

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Mr. Nelson

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Lo - Oj

(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8027
jsnelson@stocktonusd.net

Mr. Justin Nelson is proud to be a member of Edison High School’s Counseling Department. He earned his BA in Criminal Justice at CSU Stanislaus (1999), as well as his MA (2003) in Education and PPS Credential (2001) in School Counseling.  Mr. Nelson is in his 20th year of counseling in Stockton Unified having also worked at Kennedy Elementary and Cesar Chavez High School. He loves working with students to achieve their goals and become productive citizens with a strong work ethic.  He is also a proud father as of December 11, 2019 and enjoys traveling with his family.  

Mrs. Casas

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Mrs. Casas

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Ol - Ro

(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8019
acasas@stocktonusd.net

Mrs. Casas is entering her 4th year with SUSD as a counselor and couldn’t be happier to be servicing students and their families here at Edison High School. As a first generation college student, she attended California State University, Stanislaus where she received her bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, master’s in Education, and a Pupil Personnel Services credential. Mrs. Casas has a genuine desire to help students by supporting, advocating, and connecting them with resources that are beneficial to their individual needs.  

 

Ms. Higginbotham

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Ms. Higginbotham

Counselor
Ru - Vaz 

(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8032
jhigginbotham@stocktonusd.net

Ms. Higginbotham started her counseling career at Edison High School in '97 and worked there and at Hamilton Middle School for 9 years.  She then worked as a high school counselor in Idaho and California for a few years before returning to Stockton Unified in 2012. Ms. Higginbotham earned her BA at CSU Stanislaus and her MS/PPS at University of LaVerne.  She enjoys working with teenagers, and her favorite part is supporting and encouraging students as well as working with their families.  Ms. Higginbotham has two daughters and she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Mrs. Greenwood

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Mrs. Greenwood

Guidance Chair
Ve - Z

(209) 933-7425 Ext. 8028
bgreenwood@stocktonusd.net

Mrs. Greenwood has been a counselor at Edison for 23 years.  In addition to her caseload she is the contact person for Project Lead the Way (PLTW). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CSU Stanislaus and Masters in School Counseling from Sacramento State.  She has been the Counseling Department Chairperson since 2006.


EHS Guidance Technicians

Ms. Rahman

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Ms. Rahman

Guidance Technician 
trahman@stocktonusd.net

Ms. Rahman is one of our Guidance Technicians and has been with Edison for 5 years. She is currently working towards her M.A. in Counseling from Saybrook University, earned her BA in Psychology (Clinical Emphasis) at Patten University, and graduated from PHS Class of ‘08. She describes herself as dedicated, conscientious, kind-hearted, unique, and dependable. Ms. Rahman is an INFJ, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and appreciates the simpler things in life. Ms. Rahman is a first-generation college student and is passionate about education and being of service.  

“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort: it’s choosing what’s right over what’s fun, fast, or easy; and it’s practicing your values, not just professing them.” Brene Brown

 

Ms. Vasquez

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Ms. Vasquez

Guidance Technician 
ivasquez@stocktonusd.net

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