Dana Middle School Counselors

Dear Dana Families,

As we all adjust to the new school year and Distance Learning protocols, we want to assure you that your school counselors will continue to dedicate our time to serving your family and providing school counseling services for your child. We recognize that this may be a stressful time for many families and many children are likely to want to have access to counseling support.

On this website, you will find a number of resources, ways to connect, and things to do that can be used over the course of this year. We will continuously be updating the resources and information to better support you.

Please feel free to reach out to either of us! Our emails are below and on the "Schedule a Meeting" tab you can access a link to our referral form.

We hope that everyone stays safe, healthy, and positive!

-Ms. Enge & Mr. Okasinksi

This is Mr. Okasinski's 12th year at Dana Middle School. During his tenure at DMS, he has served the community in a variety of capacities, including coach, teacher, dean, administrator, and counselor. Currently, he provides support as the intervention coordinator, academic and at risk counselor. Prior to this assignment, he taught and counseled in the Culver City, Centinela Valley and Los Angeles Unified school districts. Mr. Okasinski completed his graduate studies at the California State University at Los Angeles. He earned his undergraduate degree and teaching credential from the University of Michigan. Throughout his years as an educator, he has concentrated on the needs of his students, always aiming to support them in their academic, career and personal social growth.

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Ms. Enge has been a full-time counselor at R. H. Dana Middle school for six years and she first entered the Wiseburn school district as a counseling intern in 2012. Currently, some of her duties include organizing the middle school transition program for 6th grade students, acting as a liaison to the DaVinci High Schools, and collaborating with teachers to provide services for our at-risk students. Prior to this, Ms. Enge completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in psychology. After college she spent a year teaching English internationally at the Kindergarten, 3rd, and 6th grade levels in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Ms. Enge received her Masters degree in Education and she is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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