San Diego


Charter School

Student Req to Counselor


The counseling department was created to serve the student, parent and staff community at SDCCS. We support students in and out of the classrooms including small groups, class-wide lessons, individual sessions, and during breaks. Programs and services change based on student, teacher and community needs. If you would like for us to meet with your child please email us (preferable method of communication) and allow 48 hours for a response - we serve the entire school of approximately 450 students, families and staff and respond to each request in order of urgency. Your child is also welcome to fill out a counseling request form located outside of our office (or in the link below) and drop it in our locked box.

For TK through 4th and 8th grade, please contact Betsy:

For through 5th - 7th grade support please contact Olivia:

About Ms. Olivia

We are happy to have Olivia covering for Rebecca during her maternity leave. Olivia attended Cal State Dominguez Hills for her B.A. and Concordia University for her Masters and PPS in School Counseling. She is very excited to join the San Diego Cooperative community, and to support and advocate for students through their years at SDCCS. Outside of work, she loves nature, cooking, surfing, and going for walks with her plott hound/dutch shepherd Danny!

About Mrs. Jo

My name is Jocelyn McCullough (aka Mrs. Jo), and this is my first year in the role as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Instructor. I will be pulling from my previous work experiences in developing social-emotional programs to help create the curriculum for our SEL program. I am also a parent with a child who attends SDCCS. Our family joined the school during the Fall of 2020. I am continuing on in my role as Treasurer, so if you attend a PSA meeting, feel free to come up and say “hi!”. As the SEL Instructor I am looking forward to creating collaborative relationships with staff, students and families alike.

About Ms. Rebecca

This is Rebecca's 2nd year as a Counselor at SDCCS and we are excited that she has joined our team. She may look familiar since she has worked on our campus as a Substitute Teacher and Instructional Assistant as well as wearing many other hats, including working with our students during the Science, Art and Dance camps on campus this summer.

About Ms. Betsy

This will be my fifth year as a Counselor at SDCCS and I enjoy working with students, teachers and families as a team to support student needs. I received my Masters of Science and PPS Credential from SDSU as a part of the CBB Program (Community Based Block) with a concentration in multicultural community counseling. In addition to my role as School Counselor, I have also been actively involved on campus as a parent for over 10 years working in classrooms, volunteering with the PSA and starting an after school Chess Club. I currently have a Second and 7th grader attending the Co-op as well as a recent SDCCS graduate now attending CHS. During my "free time" I enjoy spending time in nature, reading and listening to music.

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Phone: (888) 724-7240

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