School Counselor



Hello students and families of Vista Grande Elementary. My name is Angel Brown and I am the school counselor. I was born and raised in Albuquerque and became a resident of Rio Rancho in 2011. I graduated from UNM with a Master's in Counseling in both school and mental health counseling. I also received my Bachelor's from UNM in Psychology and Sociology. My goal as a school counselor is to assist students through a comprehensive guidance and counseling program, to reach their emotional, social, and academic potential. This is done through a variety of services.

Angel Brown, MA, Level II School Counselor, NBCC

E-mail: Angel.Brown@RRPS.NET Phone: 505-962-9890.


Social emotional learning

Classroom presentations will be provided throughout the school year. The curriculum that will be used are Ripples Effects, Second Step, and Kelso's Choices. Please click here to learn more about these programs.

These lessons will continue during the virtual setting.

group counseling

I work with students in a small group setting during lunch and recess on a variety of topics. Such topics can include Banana Splits, a group for students who are experiencing separation/divorce, Friends, a group for students who can benefit from working on social skills, and a Coping Skills group.

Groups will continue in the Virtual setting.

individual check-in's

Students may be referred to me by teachers, parents, administrators, or self referral if they need additional support at school, or if they would like information for outside counseling services.

Parents-refer your child here

Teachers-refer students here

Students-Let me know how you are here