Counseling Team

Welcome to South! South Salem High School is the only high school in Salem Oregon that is an ASCA (American School Counselor Association) recognized RAMP designated recipient! At South, our counseling program is committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program.  In partnership with the community, the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program at South Salem High School is committed to promoting and enhancing student academic achievement, career development, personal/social growth, and community involvement, advocating for equity and access for every student, aligned with South Salem High School and the Salem-Keizer School District. 

The counseling center is here to serve you and your student. Your student is assigned a counselor by his or her last name. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:15am – 3:15pm. Our counselors can be reached by email or by calling 503-399-2644 to schedule an appointment.

Thank you and we look forward to partnering with you and your student.

For more information about what our counselor's do, please visit

Melissa Groninger | Email: Melissa Groninger
Assistant Principal of Curriculum
Counseling & Registrar's office


Tracy Isham | Email: Tracy Isham
Last names (A-D).
Lead Counselor


Ryan Marshall
 | Email: Ryan Marshall
Last names (E-K).
Girls Tennis' Coach

Andrea Oropeza | Email: Andrea Oropeza     
Last names (L-Ri).
WOU Project | Job Corps

Todd Bobeda | Email: Todd Bobeda
Last names (Ro-Z).
Turnaround Achievement Coordinator