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Ellisa Beamish - Counselor                                                                                         

This is Mrs. Beamish fourth year at Maria Carrillo and she is very happy to be part of the Counseling team!  Prior to coming to Carrillo Mrs. Beamish spent ten years working at Analy High School in Sebastopol and at a high school in Tucson, Arizona.  She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles and her graduate degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson.  Prior to becoming a school counselor, Mrs. Beamish was a television news producer for eight years. 

In her free time, Mrs. Beamish enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, cheering on the UA Wildcats and Minnesota Vikings, hiking, reading, and exploring the Bay Area!

Student Caseload: Student Last Names Re-Z

Veronica Cordero - Counselor                                                                                      


This is Ms. Cordero’s third year as a School Counselor at Maria Carrillo High School. She has been with the Santa Rosa City School District for several years at the middle school level. She has previously worked for Sonoma Country Day School and Sonoma State’s Extended Education in the EXCEL program. She graduated from Sonoma State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is currently finishing up her final year of graduate school at the University of San Francisco towards a Master’s Degree in School Counseling.

Ms. Cordero enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and crafting at home.

Student Caseload: Student Last Names Ng-Ra

Lauren Davis - Counselor                                                                                                     

This is Mrs. Davis second year here at Carrillo. She worked for the prior five years as a high school counselor in Santa Barbara. Ms. Davis  obtained her Masters degree in Counseling from Sonoma State and fell in love with Sonoma County at that time. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara.

In addition to her love for the excitement and enthusiasm that occurs on a high school campus, Mrs. Davis enjoys running, hiking, being creative and is a passionate lover of animals.  

Student Caseload: Student Last Names A-D

Jennifer Green - Counselor                                                                                               


This is Ms. Green's second year at Maria Carrillo.  She has served as a counselor and coach for several years with non profits and maintains a private practice.  She has enjoyed this work, since she was in high school where she was a peer counselor and elementary school mentor. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Counseling from Sonoma State University after relocating from Los Angeles.

She enjoys an active life whether it is playing tag or gaga ball with her daughters, camping and foraging, hiking, bodyboarding, or learning how to surf.

Student Caseload: Student Last Names E-J


Chris Nicolaou - Counselor                                                                                           

Mr. Nicolaou is the newest counselor here at Carrillo.  

Student Caseload: Student Last Names K-Ne

Kim Handel - College and Career Counselor                                                                 


This is Ms. Handel's sixth year at Maria Carrillo, and she's excited to make the move to the College and Career Center. 
Ms. Handel received her BA in History from UC Irvine and her MA in Counseling from San Francisco State University. She worked as a school counselor in Oakland for four years before coming to MCHS. She's happy to be back in Santa Rosa, where she grew up, and is looking forward to supporting students with their college and career goals. 




If you would like to make an appointment to speak with your counselor, please call the counseling sectertary at 707-890-3820 or email the counselor directly.