Mr. Le's School Counseling Website

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

― Malcolm X

ASCA Member ID: 518258

Vision Statement

Students develop an individualized program that addresses each student's academic need, while demonstrating mastery of social emotional and personal needs.

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive school counseling services to all students, as guided by the ASCA National Model. To assist all students develop and enhance their academic, career, and personal/social strengths in order to become responsible and productive citizens with a commitment to individual uniqueness.

Philosophy Statement

School counselors will cohere to the philosophy that all learners can be successful and through all equitable opportunities they will be provided different facets in which to access the information to an appropriate education. Through the counseling program, counselors will build trusting relationships with all students regardless of their backgrounds, and advocate for each student’s individual success in collaboration with parents and other appropriate school officials.

About Me

Hello, my name is Ryan Le. I am from Tucson, AZ born and raised. As a student, I attended Gallego Elementary in the Sunnyside district until I moved to the Vail school district and attended Desert Willow, Desert Sky, and Cienega High School; graduating in 2008. My post-secondary journey took me through many paths; including an associates degree from Pima Community College in 2017, a Bachelors in Psychology and Human Development from Prescott College in 2018, and a Masters in School Counseling from Prescott College in 2020.

My entire career in education has been spent working with the students that struggle the most behaviorally and emotionally. I have worked with age groups ranging from 3 years old to 14 years old. It has been the most challenging, yet rewarding job I have ever done and wouldn't change it for the world.

I have had so many wonderful opportunities to learn different techniques and strategies from some of the greatest minds. Understanding the mind and the functions of uniqueness have opened the door for me to be as effective as possible. Had it not been for my several mentors, I would have quit on these students much like many others have before me.

I once heard them being referred to as "throw away students." Since then, I have worked to prove that they are more than that. These students deserve a chance. No one is perfect, but every student deserves to have the same opportunities to access an appropriate education as everyone else.

Traditionally we have focused on teaching students and individuals to improve their social skills, communication skills, and organization skills. However, in today’s fast changing society we must move from a rigid definition of social skills as conversation skills to a broader understanding of social literacy. This is conceptualized through an individual’s ability to successfully and deliberately mediate their world as family members, workers, citizens and lifelong learners.

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