Franklin High School Counseling Center
Welcome to the FHS Counseling Department!!!
Our team includes four licensed school counselors, two school psychologists, our counseling secretary and our attendance and transcript specialist.
We use a collaborative approach, drawing upon the expertise and special interests of our counselors. Meet our school counselors -- we wear many hats: academic support and guidance in high school for students and parents, crisis counseling and suicide assessment, referrals for mental health services, scheduling and postsecondary planning, college preparation, search and application assistance, referrals to alternative schools, college test information and registration assistance, credit recovery and online class information, and night/summer school registration. For more information about these services, see our Resources page.
9-10 Grades, Last Names A-L
Danelle Chapman (email@example.com, x73641): Danelle Chapman is in her 10thyear in education as a School Counselor and her 1styear at Franklin High School. She spent the last 9 years at Lane Middle School. She earned her BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s degree from Portland State University. In addition to School Counseling Danelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a small private practice in North Portland and a certified Yoga teacher for kids and teens. When Danelle isn’t counseling she enjoys practicing yoga, jogging with her dog, and relaxing with friends and family. Please do not hesitate to contact Danelle with any and all questions.
9-10 Grades, Last Names M-Z
Hoang Tran (firstname.lastname@example.org, x73558): Hoang is our veteran counselor at FHS. As an immigrant from Vietnam thirty years ago, he offers a lens to the experience of our many first and second generation immigrant students. He also has a broad knowledge of the community college programs, regional colleges, and military options for graduates. Hoang also is trained in mental health, and has a daughter in college, so he has undergone the process of preparing a child for postsecondary education. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in social work and later returned for his masters in counseling from City College. Mr. Tran enjoys
11-12 Grades, Last Names A-L
Alice Headley (email@example.com, x73556) Alice is our second most senior veteran counselor at FHS. She has a wealth of expertise about the college search and application process, as well as the timeline for pursuing scholarships. Her organizational and time management skills keep our team on point! Alice is also a resource for LGBTQ issues and a trainer for our suicide prevention program which we launched two years ago. She graduated from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Education, and then pursued her masters in school counseling at Portland State University. When she’s not working, Alice is chasing her toddler or new baby, her giant dogs, or trying to catch up on sleep.
11-12 Grades, Last Names M-Z
Holly Vaughn-Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org, x73557) Holly returns as an upper classman counselor after being the sole senior counselor last year. She is working to develop relationships between Franklin and regional colleges, along with our Career and College Coordinator, Raquel Laiz. She has two sons in college -- thus she has recently lived what she teaches. After acquiring a BS in business from Bucknell University, Holly pursued a masters in social work from University of California at Berkeley. When not at school, Holly is in the pool, the gym, exploring new places or trying a new recipe.
Our school psychologists provide testing and counseling to students, work intensively with our students who have IEPs, and provide assessments and counseling to those students in crisis.
School Counseling Secretary: Sheila Dygert (x73555) has been at Franklin for 25 years.
Attendance and Transcript Specialist: Doreen Williams has been working for PPS for 25 years.
College and Career Coordinator: Raquel Laiz has been our CCC for the last two years. Trained as an attorney in Cuba, Raquel brings both the lens of seeking a high level of professional education as well as the knowledge of the needs of first generation families who seek rich college and/or career options for their children. Raquel has developed relationships with regional financial aid officers at PCC, Mount Hood Community College, Warner Pacific, Linfield College, PSU, and Reed College. She has been pivotal in helping students navigate the FAFSA and access other scholarships for college. In addition, our students take numerous field trips to workplaces like OHSU, Providence, Diamler, Hoffman Construction, ZGF Architecture, Intel, Nike, and Adidas to learn more about careers in these industries.
Counseling Office fax: 503-916-2964