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Counseling Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:40 AM-3:40 PM

Counseling Department

Counseling Department

Contacting your SHS Counseling Team

Parents: If you need to contact your student’s counselor, please contact us by email listed below.

Students : No appointment is needed during a crisis situation. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of a peer, please see your counselor right away.

SHS Counseling Secretary Mrs. Regina Judah @

Counselor Contacts

Counselors are only available during school days and school hours 7:25 AM-2:25 PM.

Name Contact Information

Counseling Secretary

Regina Judah


Ext. 30012


Linda Cage


Ext. 30015


Candy Kuhlman


Ext. 30019


Jenna Karsh


Ext. 30055


Roberta Leyba


Ext. 30017


Daniel Le


Ext. 30012

*Please contact the counseling

secretary at the phone # above

College and Career

Charles Vopalka


Ext. 30011


Samantha Ashby


Ext. 30026


The social workers listed below assist students as assigned by their IEP.

Name Contact Information

Social Worker

Rachel Bowen



Ext. 30157

Social Worker

Shirley Gallegos



Ext. 30180

Social Worker

Jess Jespersen Chavez



Ext. 30184



If you or someone you are concerned about are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.

f you have a non-life-threatening but urgent mental health concern, please contact your private Mental Health provider, contact the NM Crisis line toll-free anytime 24/7/365 at 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474), or seek support with local mental health community providers.

Most agencies have virtual therapy available, just ask. Our Sandia High School Counseling staff are available during school operating hours to assist with accessing resources as you seek help.

Remind Messages

Our text messaging system for 11th and 12th grade students, parents, and educators.

Sign up by texting 81010 to the code listed below by Graduation Year and Last Name to receive important reminders and updates on:

college, financial aid, scholarships, career-related events, and more!

Class 2024

  • A-C code: @shsa-c
  • D- H code: @shsd-h
  • I-Mc code:@shsi-mc
  • Md-R code: @shsmd-r
  • S-Z code: @shss-z

Class 2025

  • A-C code: @25a-c
  • D-H code: @25d-h
  • I-Mc code: @25i-mc
  • Md-R code: @25md-r
  • S-Z code: @25s-z 

SHS Counseling Department Mission:

To equip students with specific knowledge, skills, and guidance to help them set and achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.


Information discussed with the counselor is private unless the information needs to be shared to prevent danger to the student or others. If information needs to be shared, the counselor will make every effort to let you know of the appropriate source (s) that need to be contacted. This may be a parent/guardian, administrative personnel, protective services, or law enforcement. Other shared information includes court subpoenas and communication with other professionals to better support you. Our primary responsibility is to our students, but we also acknowledge parents rights to be informed.