School Counselor

Meet Our School Counselor: Viliya Ketavong


At Hardy Elementary, we're proud to introduce our full-time School Counselor, Viliya Ketavong, who plays a vital role in ensuring the academic, emotional, and personal development of our students. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to fostering a supportive and nurturing school environment, Viliya Ketavong is here to assist students, families, and staff in various capacities.



Feel free to contact her at [email protected] for any counseling-related inquiries, support, or guidance.

What Services do School Counselors Provide?

Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive school counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities through school-wide assemblies and activities, classroom guidance lessons, intentional guidance groups, individual counseling, and collaboration with outside community resources.   The Crisis Response Team provides support to students, families and staff in the event of a crisis, emergency or traumatic situation.  School counselors are also responsible for administering violence prevention curriculum and character education programs.

School counselors will:

  • Design and implement a comprehensive school counseling program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National ModelEnsure that students will receive guidance curriculum in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development.  
  • Provide intervention services for students experiencing academic and personal/social barriers to learning. 
  • Provide guidance and information to students and families to ensure success in student attendance, behavior, and graduation, and prevention of drug use and violence.
  • Provide resources to staff to ensure that each school counseling center is a family-friendly environment.
  • Ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

All school counselors in San Diego Unified School District hold an active Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Counseling from the State of California.

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