• Pepper Drive School Counseling Program 2017-18


    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

    My name is Ed Gigliotti and I am one of the school counselor at Pepper Drive.  I am at Pepper Drive Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I am at Santee Success Program on Wednesdays. This year I am fortunate to have an intern as part of the counseling team at Pepper Drive. Paige Iglesia will be on campus Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  She is a second year graduate student working to obtain her master’s degrees in counseling at the University of San Diego. We both look forward to working with staff, students and families to help ensure student success for the 2017-18 school year.

    Santee School Counseling Program Mission Statement

    The mission of the counseling department at Santee School district is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program that facilitates their academic, career, social and emotional development.

    Santee School Counseling Program Goals

    Academic: To help students develop 21st Century skills that will enable them to reach their academic potential as well as identify possible factors that impact/impede learning and provide appropriate support.

    Personal/Social: To teach and reinforce positive behaviors that promote collaboration in the classroom, skills for successful interpersonal relationships and confidence in one’s self.

    Career: To provide students the opportunity to discover various career and postsecondary education choices in relation to their personal interests, aptitudes, and abilities.


    Types of School Counseling Services

    • Classroom Guidance Lessons
    • Small Skill’s-based Groups
    • Short-term Individual School Counseling
    • Referrals for Therapy Services on Campus
    • Providing Outside of School Resources
    • Parent/Guardian Workshops and Trainings

    How a Student May Access School Counseling Services

    • Parent/Guardian Request or Referral
    • Teacher or Staff Referral
    • Student Request or Self-Referral

    If you are interested in school counseling services for your child, please complete the online referral form or contact me directly via telephone or email.

    Thank you,

    Ed Gigliotti, MA Counseling