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Counseling Department

welcomeHello and welcome to Centerville's Counseling website!  As your counselors, our goal is to support the academic success of all students.  We work with students to assist them with academic, career, personal, social, and emotional concerns.  We also work with students and families to support students in any way ranging from behavior concerns, communicating with outside therapists and agencies, and successfully transitioning our students on to high school and beyond.  Additionally, the Counseling Department will be offering various groups and seminars throughout the school year
(please see Program & Services). 

Students can come by anytime to see us to make an appointment or drop in if we are available.  Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss your student.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year here at Centerville and working with all of our students and their families.

All our best,

Rachel Gai, Laura Schrenk & Beca Glaze
School Counselors  



As professional school counselors, we take pride in our role within schools and working with students with a variety of concerns, whether it is personal/social, academic, or career related.  It is imperative to provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need the additional support from their school counselor.  In alliance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, it is our responsibility to keep topics/issues discussed with students confidential, unless:

  • the student reports that they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves
  • the student reports someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt themselves
  • the student reports that they are going to cause harm to another person

Under these circumstances, we make the professional decision to contact the appropriate authorities, including notifying parents/guardians.  Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Contact us

Ms. Beca Glaze
7th Grade Counselor/Español

Phone: (510) 797-2072 x68159


Ms. Rachel Gai
8th Grade Counselor

Phone: (510) 797-2072 x68156
Hours: 7:30am-3pm


Ms. Laura Schrenk
8th Grade Transition Counselor
Phone: (510) 797-2072  x68403
Hours: 7:30am - 3:00pm

Mission statement

As a Counseling Department, it is our mission to support students academically, personally, and socially and prepare students for high school and post-secondary options.  It is our intention to provide all students with the necessary and appropriate skills to make a positive difference in the world and become life-long learners

Our goals:

  • To provide a comprehensive counseling program by aligning with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.
  • Support all students with individual and group programs and counseling.
  • Proved appropriate resources, referrals, presentations, and responses to requests in a timely manner.