Welcome to Holmes Counseling! 


As you may know, your counselors provide support in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career/college. We are looking forward to visiting you in your classes, seeing you out and about on campus, and having you come to our offices to chat about any of the above. Here’s to a great, healthy and safe year!

Meet the Counseling Staff


Ellen Shields
Ellen Shields
All 8th Graders, 9th Graders (Last names S-Z), Head counselor. Se habla espanol.

Marci Sarette
Marci Sarette: All 7th Graders, 9th Graders (Last names Mc-R)

Stephenie Carlson
Stephenie Carlson: 9th Graders (A-Ma)

Michael Ann Pedone
Michael Ann Pedone: Counseling secretary and registrar

Social Emotional Support

If you need Social Emotional Support, please visit the DJUSD Social Emotional Support Page for resources, and to access the Social Emotional Support Referral Form.  Referrals are confidential and are forwarded by email to the administrative team in the Student Support Services Department. Only those individuals with a need to know will be informed of the referral.  All referrals will be responded to within 24 hours or the next school day.