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Meet the Staff

You are assigned to a counselor based on your last name.

Meet the Staff


Grade Level Information

The counseling office has an "Open Door" policy for students. The best time to connect with your counselor is before and after school and during brunch and lunch. If your counselor is unavailable, complete a request to see your counselor, available at the counseling secretaries desk.

Parents and students can also contact their counselor through email or by phone, however, email is the most efficient form of contact.  It is recommended to contact your student's teacher(s) with questions and concerns, related to their class before contacting the counselor, as the teacher knows their curriculum and classroom environment best.

Terry Barker (A-D)
(916) 652-7243 ext. 1007
Blaine White (E-K) 
(916) 652-7243 ext. 1008
Advanced Placement 
Sarah Graham (L-Ri)
(916) 652-7243 x 1018

Ellen Montgomery (Rj-Z) 
(916) 652-7243 ext. 1042 
A-G, Financial Aid, ROP

Great resources:

Donna Silva
Counseling Secretary
(916) 652-7243 ext. 1009
New Enrollments, Transcripts, Tutoring List, Appointments

Betsy Fessenden
Counseling Technician/College and Career Technician
(916) 652-7243 ext. 1019
Sierra College Academic Enrichment & Dual Enrollment. Scholarships, Seal of Biliteracy, Counseling REMIND


Sierra College Transition Counselor -
Stacey LaChance 
For counseling related questions.
Office Hours:
Tues: 12:00pm - 4:0pm
 Wed: 10:00pm - 2:00pm
Reachable by email or Google Meet Office Hours 

Sierra Enrollment Specialist - 
Matt Malepeai
For application,enrollment and registration questions.