Meet The Counselor
Meet The School Counselor:
Welcome Adriana Bush to the Tubman family as the School Counselor. Ms. Bush’s hours are from 7:40 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you wish to contact Ms. Bush, her office number is 619-668-8635 ext. 2057 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counselor: Ms. Bush
Hi! My name is Adriana Bush and I’m incredibly honored and excited to be working in my community with students, parents, and staff members at Harriet Tubman Village Charter School. I’ve worked in education over the past seven years in the Sweetwater Union High School District where I began my career as the Head Track and Field Coach at Granger Junior High School in 2009 and ended in the district as a substitute school counselor and college prep instructor. It was through my many job titles in education that I realized my passion for supporting and helping students, not just academically, but socially, emotionally and in regards to helping them find their passions and future career paths. I was raised by a “village” and experienced firsthand the benefits and importance of being surrounded by one as a youth, which is why I love being a part of the “village” here at Tubman where we are able to pour into every individual student.
I’m a San Diego native and I graduated from SDSU with my Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and History. I also have my Masters and credential in Educational Counseling from National University. When I’m not at school, I enjoy traveling and staying fit. I love to run, lift weights and I’m a former women’s professional football player.
Counselor Mission Statement:
As the School Counselor of Harriet Tubman Village Charter School, it is my mission to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program that supports students’ personal and social needs as well as their academic and career goals. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.
Here at Harriet Tubman Village Charter School, the School Counselor serves as a student advocate who works with students, parents and other staff members to help students be successful at school and outside of school. Ms. Bush offers parents and students support in these areas:
Academic: Grade monitoring, study tips, participates in parent/teacher conferences.
Personal/Social: Problem solving, positive guidance and a restorative response to discipline, mental health tips, referrals to additional community support services, individual and group counseling.
Career: Guidance in college & career prep.
We help students with:
- personal issues
- friends and peers
- grades, classes
- planning for the future
How does the counseling office help?
- We will listen to you
- We can help you problem solve
- We will clarify and explain things
- We can mediate in case of a conflict
- We can refer you to a person or place for additional help
When to ask to see your counselor:
- When you need academic or organizational guidance
- When you need help with friends or peers
- When you feel really sad, worried, or angry
- When you need help with how to handle a situation