• Counselor's Corner


    Welcome back, Taft Tigers!!

    2021-2022 School Year

    Taft Tigers are back on campus!! School Counselors will be available between the hours of 7:15 AM to 2:15 PM. You may contact your counselor/your child’s counselor via email (see below). Please allow one business day for response. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and flexibility. 

    Taft's School Counseling Program Vision Statement: 

    The vision of Taft Montessori’s comprehensive school counseling program is that every student will acquire the academic, career, and social/emotional skills to reach their fullest potential. Student’s will successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, and productive citizens who respect themselves and others. They maintain cultural awareness, show resiliency, and will reach their future college and career goals

    Taft's School Counseling Program Mission Statement: 

    The mission of the Taft Montessori school counseling program is to provide students with an excellent comprehensive school counseling program. School Counselors deliver research-based curriculum, data-driven interventions, and student-focused activities that promote academic achievement, career development, and social-emotional growth. The program will help all students reach their maximum potential, become lifelong learners, and responsible citizens, which will enable students to reach their future goals.  By supporting and creating partnerships with educators and stakeholders, the counseling program advocates for equity, access, and success for all students.

  • Neely   

    Ms. Sarah Neely, M.Ed, PPS

    School Counselor, Grades TK-5

    Available Monday-Friday

    Hours: 7:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Kou Cha


    Mr. Kou Cha, M.Ed, PPS

    School Counselor, Grades 6-8

    Schedule for Taft: Alternating Wednesdays, all day Thursday, and all day Friday

    Hours: 7:30am-2:30pm


  • Please note: Virtual services via email, audio, and video conferencing are not secure for personal issues and pose confidentiality issues.

  • SUSD School Counselor Infogfraphic

  • SSS Helpline

  • 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 (or text: 741741), Teen Hotline at 310-855-4673 (or text: 839863), call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room / hospital.