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Meet Our School Counselors

Dr. Amanda Egan is the International Student and Athletics counselor. Dr. Egan has worked in education for fifteen years. She has a PPS credential issued by the State of California, a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Science, Masters of Education from the University of La Verne and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California. 

Mrs. Andrea Torrez is the Junior/Senior counselor. Mrs. Torrez has worked at Aquinas for twelve years and is also the Psychology teacher. She attended California State University San Bernardino for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned her Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from the University of Redlands. Mrs. Torrez also moderates the National Honor Society, and California Scholarship Federation.

Ms. Amber Lejay is the Freshmen/Sophomore counselor. Ms. Lejay  is the advisor for the school newspaper and Varsity girls soccer coach. Ms. Lejay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television Broadcasting and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne. She also earned a Pupil Personnel Services Credential through the state of California and is a Registered Behavior Technician certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
10 Questions to Ask Your Counselor:
1. What courses do I need to be ready for college?
2. How should I plan my schedule so that I'll complete them?
3. Which elective courses do you recommend?
4. Which AP/Honors courses should I consider taking?
5. Do you have any college planning sessions scheduled?
6. Are there any scholarships I should know about?
7. When is our school's College Fair?
8. How do I apply for financial aid for college?
9. What are NCAA/NAIA requirements?
10. How do I request letters of recommendation?