Middle School Counselor

Request an appointment with Ms. Arden

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Rita Arden and I joined iTech as the full time middle school counselor.

As the School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.  I look forward to offering support to the students, staff, families and community.  I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of the iTech students and families

I spent my childhood in Vancouver and graduated from Hudson Bay with a “Best Athlete” award.  I spent most of my adult years in Las Vegas as a high school/middle school counselor and have returned to Vancouver to be with my family.  My hobbies are traveling (I visited Africa last summer) and playing tennis.  Please call or email if you have any concerns about your student; I am here to help. 

High School Counselor

I am the full-time counselor for Vancouver iTech Preparatory High School. It is my job to work collaboratively with teachers, parents and community members to support the growth and development of our students! I am devoted to college and career readiness, ensuring students are being held to the highest academic standards, and promoting person/social wellness among all students.

I was born and raised in Portland, OR, and graduated from David Douglas High School. I attended University of Oregon for my undergraduate studies (GO DUCKS!) majoring in Family and Human Services. I completed my Masters of Education in School Counseling at  Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Before becoming a school counselor I worked as a victim advocate for teens as well as a drug and alcohol counselor for adjudicated youth. These experiences ignited my passion for social justice as well as emphasized the importance of community engagement for all students.  I am trained in the ASCA national Model and will use data driven practices to promote success for our students.