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    IB Grades 6-8 A - Z

    Students with last name: A (grades 9-12)

    Zeyen, Vicki

    Students with last name: B - Er (grades 9-12)

    Fregoso, Angie

    Students with last name: Es - Hou (grades 9-12)

    Williams, Marissa

    Students with last name: How - Medina (grades 9-12)

    Johal, Bahadar

    Students with last name: Medina-A - Q (grades 9-12)

    Ornelas, Olga

    Students with last name: R - S (grades 9-12)

    Cabrera, Norma - Coverage Until Return

    Torres, Darci - Coverage for Cabrera

    Students with last name: T - Z (grades 9-12)

    Luksan, Desiree


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Degrees and Certifications:

Norma Cabrera, Counselor

 Ms. Cabrera is currently out of the office.

Please refer to the Counselor Caseload for coverage while she is out.

Ms. Cabrera has been a school counselor at Franklin High School since 2015, she is also a former Yellow Jacket. Ms. Cabrera received a BA in Psychology from Chico State and MS in School Counseling from Sacramento State.

Ms. Cabrera is happily engaged and has three fur babies, Rockit (Pug), Taco (Chihuahua), and Pinky (Dachsund). In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors, traveling, reading, practicing yoga, baking, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Cabrera loves being a School Counselor and believes in student success. Her counseling philosophy is student-centered and solution-focused. She believes in the whole student, ensuring students receive support academically, in career exploration, and in personal/social development.

Ms. Cabrera is here to help you and meet you where you’re at in your journey.

Phone: 209-933-7435 ext. 8238


Degrees and Certifications:

Angie Fregoso, Counselor

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Mrs. Fregoso joined the Franklin HS Counseling Team in 2017.  Prior to Franklin, she was at the San Joaquin County Office of Education for over 10 years.  Mrs. Fregoso earned her High School Diploma at Linden High School.  She attended SJDC before transferring to CSU, Stanislaus where she received her BA in Psychology.  She then transferred to the University of La Verne where she received her MA in School Counseling and PPS Credential.  Mrs. Fregoso enjoys traveling with her family. They especially enjoy attending various college and professional sports games at the many fabulous sports venues in and out of California.   



Phone: 209-933-7435 ext. 8271


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Bahadar Johal, Counselor

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Mr. Johal is entering his 23rd year as a counselor at Stockton Unified.  Mr. Johal attended Yuba College before attending CSU Sacramento.  He enjoys helping kids achieve their goals.  In his free time, Mr. Johal loves spending time with his two sons and family.

Phone: 209-933-7435 ext. 8233


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Desiree Luksan, Head Counselor

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Ms. Luksan joined the Franklin High counseling team in 2007. Prior to 2007, she worked at Cleveland Elementary School and Marshall Middle School.   She attended Pacific Union College and achieved her BS in Psychology then Continued to CSU Sacramento where she achieved her MASTERS in Counseling Education & Marriage Family, Child Counseling along with her PPS credential.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family & LOLA (her dog). She also loves to be outdoors, garden & Cook.  Her favorite part of being a high school counselor is helping to support students in creating their plans for what they would like to become after graduation.


Phone: 209-933-7435 ext. 8234


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Olga Ornelas, Counselor

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Olga Ornelas was born in Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico.  She attended Linden High School.  Mrs. Ornelas graduated from the University of Phoenix with a major in Human Services. She also attended the University of La Verne and received her Masters in School Counseling & PPS Credential.

Career Path: I have been working in the Educational field since 2001. My 15 years working with Migrant Education gave me the pleasure of helping so many families. Making home visits was the best experience I had because I had the opportunity to get to know their needs from a different perspective. Since 2015, I became a Yellow Jacket Counselor. My goal as Franklin’s counselor is to assist staff with student’s needs and most importantly, help my students strive for their personal best. 

Spare Time: Spend quality family time, read, travel, and personal care.



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Darci Torres, Counselor

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Darci Torres attended Tokay High School and earned her A.A. degree at San Joaquin Delta College. She transferred to California State University Stanislaus and earned her B.A. degree in Social Science. She is proud of the fact that she worked her way all through college. She completed her Master's degree and P.P.S. credential at Concordia University. When not at work, her priority is spending time with her children and family. She also enjoys outdoor activities, the beach, going for long walks, music, and a good conversation. She loves working with people and helping others.

Career Path: Mrs. Torres began working at the age of 15 and did not stop until her children were born. After which, she spent several years at home caring for her children. Some of Mrs. Torres’ professional experience includes Eligibility/Employment Coordinator (Stanislaus Co.), Social Worker (San Joaquin Co.), and has worked in Education for over 10 years (Lincoln/Stockton Unified School Districts).

Phone: 209-933-7435 ext. 8239


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Marissa Williams, Counselor

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Ms. Williams joined the Franklin High counseling team in 2019.  She has worked at Franklin for over 10 years.  She is also a graduate of Franklin High School class of 2005.  She attended SJDC before transferring to CSU Stanislaus to get her BA in Psychology in 2018. Then she continued at CSU Stanislaus to get her MA in Counseling Education and PPS credential in 2020.  In her free time she loves spending time with her friends and four godchildren.  She also loves baking and cake decorating.  Her favorite part of being a high school counselor is helping to support students as they reach their graduation goals. 

Phone: 209-933-7435 ext. 8240


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Vicki Zeyen, Counselor

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Vicki Zeyen joined Franklin High school in 2009 after working as a K-8 school counselor for five years with Stockton Unified. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology at the University of California, Northridge.  She attended National University in Sacramento, where she earned a Master’s Degree and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling. She enjoys helping students to set and achieve their goals.

Hobbies/Interests: Mrs. Zeyen enjoys traveling, running, biking, and spending time with her family and friends at the beach or skiing during the winter.



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Thomas Ulibarri, Student Support & Achievement School Counselor

Student Support & Achievement School Counselor

Email:    tulibarri@stocktonusd.net

Google:  tulibarri@stocktonusd.org

Office:    (209) 639-8622

Hours:    9:30am-4:30pm


    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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Last Modified on February 2, 2022