Social Emotional Support Services

Washington Unified believes social emotional support is crucial for academic and personal success. Social emotional support services provide students with skills needed in the classroom, in the community, and at home. Our hope is for all students to acquire the skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations effectively.

Families may need assistance when a loved one is struggling with social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues. It can be physically and emotionally trying, and can make us feel vulnerable to the opinions and judgments of others.

If you think your child may need support with a
social, emotional, and/or behavioral problem,
it is important to remember that there is hope and help.

American
Union

Monica Chaisson
School Psychologist
mchaisson@fcoe.org
(559) 495-5650

Vanessa Lopez
Guidance Learning Specialist
vanessa.lopez@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5650

West Fresno
Elementary

Hannah Lindsey
School Psychologist
hannah.lindsey@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5615

Katlin Kaundart
School Psychologist
katlin.kaundart@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5615

Mary Xiong
Guidance Learning Specialist
myxiong@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5615

Crystal Avila
Social Worker
cavila@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5615

West Fresno
Middle

Valerie Woodward
School Psychologist
vwoodward@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5607

Neda Musleh
Guidance Learning Specialist
nmusleh@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5607

Crystal Avila
Social Worker
cavila@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5615

Washington Union

Holly Northcross
School Psychologist
hnorthcross@fcoe.org
(559) 495-5680

Erika Ohanis
Guidance Learning Specialist
erika.ohanis@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5680

Larry Chang
Guidance Learning Specialist
larry.chang@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5680

Mike Toste
Guidance Learning Specialist
mike.toste@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5680

Priscilla Villalobos
Guidance Learning Specialist
pvillalobos@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5680

Alternative Education

Holly Northcross
School Psychologist
hnorthcross@fcoe.org
(559) 495-5680

Grant Thor
Principal
gthor@wusd.ws
(559) 495-5680