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Counselor's Corner



Helpful Links

Bitmoji Classroom / Virtual Counseling Office

Student Referral Link

Our Services

  • One-on-one student counseling, check-ins, and crisis assessment
  • Small group counseling
  • Academic advisement
  • Personal development
  • College and career exploration
  • Peer relations and conflict resolution
  • Parent/teacher/student facilitation
  • Outside resource referrals
  • Classroom guidance
  • CARE team and 504 plan coordination and facilitation

Resources for Parents

MDUSD Parent Portal

Secondary Counseling Resources

Food Services

Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Information

PBIS Behavior Support


Welcome to Oak Grove Middle School's Counselor's Corner.  Our mission is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential by promoting the whole child's social/emotional support, academic guidance, college/career advisement, and community outreach/building opportunities. 

It is the objective of this department to promote a commitment to lifelong learning, and personal and academic growth, and to aid students in becoming responsible, culturally aware, and productive members of society.



Shawna Puma

Last Names A - L

 925-682-1843 ext. 5381

My name is Shawna Puma and I am the school counselor for last names A-L. I have been a school counselor since 2005 and have provided counseling for all grade levels. I received my bachelor's in Psychology at California State University, Chico, my master's in Educational Counseling from National University, my PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine and I am currently working on my Masters's in Social Work from the University of Massachusetts Global.

When I am not working I enjoy hanging out with my family, watching movies, going out in nature, and traveling. I am excited to work with all of you and hope we can have a great year!


Omar Alvarez

M - Z

 925-682-1843 ext. 5310

Se aprecia el español

I’m the counselor for students with the last names M-Z. I received my bachelor's degree from San
Diego State in Sociology, and my master's degree from the University of Southern California in
Education. I am a military veteran. I served four years in the US Navy and was stationed in
Norfolk, Virginia on the USS Peterson.
I grew up in New Jersey and Miami, Florida. I enjoy lifting weights, hiking, martial arts, salsa
dancing, and reading. I believe all students can be successful, and I’m here to support all
students reach their full potential. Some of my heroes are my grandparents, Thich Nhat Hanh,
and James Baldwin.