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Welcome to the Counselor's Corner

Once A Maverick Always A Maverick!

Who is your Counselor?

Below is a list of our counseling staff and the students they are responsible for helping based on last name. Please click the counselor's name to request to see your counselor.

Erica Carroll Lead Counselor - Last Names A-B, Z & 12th Grade Liaisons
Dolly Markel Last Names C-F & 11th Grade Liaison
Arlene Hernandez Last Names G-J & 9th Grade Liaison
Marissa Gutierrez Last Names K-N & 10th Grade Liaison
LaKeitha Kirven  Last Names O-R & 10th Grade Liaison
Hortensia Melchor Last Names S-Y & 9th Grade Liaison
Maricela Escamilla Special Education Support Grades 9-12
Tara Evans College and Career Coordinator
Laura Milam Early College Counselor

Schedule Changes

Leveling Down Pre-AP AP

  • Level down forms may be obtained from the testing coordinators beginning 9/6, however students are not to be leveled down until the end of the 1st 6 weeks (9/23). 
  • All level down forms must be signed by the parent, student and teacher. 
  • Counselors can not level a student down unless signed off by Mrs. Lair on the form to ensure the accuracy of our exam order.
  • If a student doesn’t level down at the first 6 weeks, the next available time frame to level down will be at the end of 1st semester.

Steps for students to follow if they wish to level down:

  1. Speak with their AP teacher about their concerns.
  2. Obtain a form from the testing office beginning 9/6.
  3. Have parents & teacher sign the form.
  4. Return the form to me prior to 9/23.
  5. I sign off, cancel the exam order & give the form to the AMAZING counseling team for a schedule change beginning 2nd 6 weeks.  

Counselor's Mission Statement

The mission of the Pasadena Memorial High School Counseling program is to foster academic excellence, social and emotional development, and college/career readiness creating contributing citizens of global society!

Community Service

If you are looking for/interested in Community Service Hours or need to pick up extra forms, please stop by the Counseling Office and speak with Ms. Elisa Zavala. You may also email her at