School Counseling and Mental Health Resources

Santee School District Counseling

and Social Work Program

If at any time you have concerns about your child’s social-emotional and/or mental well-being, please contact the school as soon as possible for assistance. Students also have opportunities to self-refer through the counselor, teacher, and site administrator.


School Site



Cajon Park

Kirsten Stretton

[email protected]

Mrs. Stretton's Counseling HUB

Carlton Hills

Catriona Da Silva

[email protected] 

Carlton Oaks

Jennifer George

[email protected]

Chet F. Harritt

Courtney McLean-Simma

[email protected]

Hill Creek

John Schweller

[email protected]

Pepper Drive

Julian Sesma

[email protected]

Pepper Drive Counseling Page

PRIDE Academy

Mia Morales

[email protected]

Ms. Morales Virtual Office

Rio Seco

Tracie F. Perez

[email protected]

Mrs. Perez's Counseling HUB

Sycamore Canyon

Carrie Thompson

 [email protected]

Santee Success Program

Carrie Thompson

[email protected]

*School counselors and social workers are available Monday-Friday (hours vary by school) and look forward to receiving your questions and concerns. They will respond to email within 24 hours. 


School Counselors and Social Workers have a very important role in the education of the student in Santee School District. As such, it is important that you understand these services and know how to access them. Above, you will find the contact information for our School Counselors and Social Workers. 

School Counselors and Social Workers provide both direct and indirect services:

 Direct student services include: 

  • ·        Appraisal and Advisement – assessing student abilities, interests and achievement to help them make decisions about their future
  • ·        Counseling – providing professional assistance and support to a student or small group of students during times of transition, heightened stress, critical change or other situations impeding student success. School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools. However, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and assist students and families seeking resources
  • ·        Instruction – teaching the school counseling curriculum to students focused through the lens of selected student standards from the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success


Indirect student services include:

  • ·        Consultation – sharing of strategies that support student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations
  • ·        Collaboration – work with other educators, parents and the community to support student achievement and social-emotional development
  • ·        Referrals – support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information