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La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District

Guidance and Counseling

Our counseling team provides a comprehensive counseling and guidance program to assist students in acquiring and using lifelong learning and coping skills. Our goal is to implement a proactive and preventative program that supports student achievement in the areas of academic, career, and personal and social development. We are here to guide students toward a successful future, help them reach their goals, and be a resource for students and parents.

Career Center

The career center provides information about higher education and technical schools, military opportunities, and scholarships. For further information about any of these topics, please contact Deyanira Aranda.

Contact Us

  • Phone: (623) 478-4418
  • Fax: (623) 478-4597


9th Grade

Peter Perez
Counselor, A–C
Ext. 4405

Brooke Salcedo
Counselor, D–Z
Ext. 4414


10th Grade

Paige Nichols
Counselor, A–C
Ext. 4421

William Ali
Counselor, D–Z
Ext. 4422


11th and 12th Grade

Shawn Vandernaalt
Counselor, A–L
Ext. 4426

Paula Oxford
Counselor/Dept. Chair, M–Z
Ext. 4528


ELL and Special Services

Paige Nichols
Special Services
Ext. 4421

Peter Perez
Ext. 4405


Guidance Staff

Tom Junk
Assistant Principal; Registration
Ext. 4417

Jennifer Landgrebe
Teacher Mentor

Liliana Perez
Admin. Assistant; Curriculum
Ext. 4590

Frenchlle Huggins
Prevention/Intervention Specialist

Jamie Madrid
Guidance Clerk
Ext. 4418

Luz Botello
Ext. 4400

Prisha Ramos
Ext. 4402

Giselle Medrano
Records Clerk
Ext. 4428

Brenda Castaneda
Ext. 4420

Vanessa Romo
Social Worker
Ext. 4425

Maria Maldonado
Ext. 4402