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Ms. Lakisha Clark

Assistant Principal, Secondary Counseling
Hello Los Angeles High School students, parents, and staff. My name is Lakisha Clark, and I am proud to join the Roman Community. I am the new assistant principal over counseling and the 12th grade administrator. The counseling department and I are excited to welcome back to campus all students and staff as we begin the 2021.22 school year.
The goal of the counseling department is to support students in their journey to becoming productive 21st Century Citizens, preparing for College and their career. Please feel free to contact me anytime at or visit me in the counseling office. 
Bio: My career in LAUSD spans 21 years at the elementary and secondary school level in which I have been a math and business teacher, held various coordinator positions, and most currently, Assistant Principal of Counseling for the past 6 years. I hold a Business Finance degree from Loyola Marymount University, a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Master's degree in Education from National University.

Ms. Stacey Weiss

Counselor - (A - G) 
WeissMy name is Stacy Weiss and I am the A-G PSA Diploma Program Counselor. The A-G Diploma Program focuses on dropout prevention, A-G intervention and credit recovery, supporting transition and articulation, and college and career readiness. I work with a targeted student population in grades 10 - 12 that are Tier 2 (3 - 4 A-G courses behind) and Tier 3 (5 or more A-G courses behind), teaching high school preparedness and culmination/graduation requirements. This is my 20th year with LAUSD and my fourth year at LA High. I am from the LA area and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from U.C.L.A. and a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from C.S.U.N. I look forward to another school year of supporting student achievement!

Ms. Nicolette Earl

Counselor - College Center
EarlI'm so happy to see everyone! I'm Nickie Earl, counselor this year for the Senior Class.
It's a new year and a new world! We have a the new bell schedule which will be 8 classes (4 each day in blocks). This will offer students new opportunities we never had under the previous schedule.
A bit about me: I'm in my 4th year as a Roman counselor, but previous to that I was a middle school counselor and teacher for 22 years. I have two sons, one of whom is starting college this year along with his older brother. I'm so proud of them. I'm so excited to meet you all in person as soon as possible!

Mr. Rashaan Washington

Counselor - Black Student Achievement Plan

WashingtonIt is my pleasure to be here at Los Angeles Senior High School as the new Black Student Achievement Program - School Counselor. I am excited and looking forward to supporting students, parents and staff this upcoming school year.  The foundation of my approach to education and school counseling is to provide resources to ensure our students are getting their needs met.  My key areas of focus will be supporting students with academics achievement, attendance & social-emotional needs. In addition, guidance with college preparation, character development & extra-curricular activities will also be provided.

I am new to LAUSD, however I have been a school counselor and school administrator working with 6th - 12th grade students in the Los Angeles metropolitan area for over 13 years.  As a native of Los Angeles and graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA (undergrad)/ University of Houston in Texas (grad),  I pride myself on being connected to the communities I serve students and live within.  I believe it takes a village to prepare our students for success in school and beyond, with that being said I want to be accessible to parents as well so that we can work together.  I look forward to meeting you all, I will be located in the main office (310) 900-2700 ext. 2759.

Ms. Gabriela Morales

Counselor - Pupil Services and Attendance
MoralesHello, my name is Gaby Morales and I am the Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor. I am so happy to be starting my 6th year as a Roman at LA High. I am here to work with students and families on their attendance and engagement to school. I am excited to work with all of you and meet you in person. Please come by the Attendance Office and say hello.

Ms. Kyoung Chi

Counselor (M - Z)
ChiMy name is Kyoung H. Chi, I am one of the academic counselors for students' last names (L-Z) for the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. I have been a counselor at Los Angeles Senior High School since 1998.
This year will be different for everybody because of the new bell schedule. I hope that you can take advantage of the new schedule and take more classes for college, and university in addition to the LAUSD graduation requirement.
I cannot wait until I see you in person! Please stay healthy and safe until we meet.

Ms. Rockelle Beard


BeardHello Romans. I am Ms. Beard, your Specialized Student Services Counselor. Although we are embarking on a new school year, my role has not changed. As your Specialized Student Services Counselor, I support foster youth and youth involved with the juvenile justice system. I also assist the Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor with supporting students experiencing homelessness. Although I am not on campus every day, I encourage you to visit the Student Support Center if you would like to meet with me. Along with the other members of the Roman family, I am here to help you achieve success. I look forward to working with you. Welcome back and have a great school year. Go Romans!


Mr. Jonathan Zirkel

Counselor - Magnet
ZirkelHello Roman Family! I am the new Magnet Counselor for LA High School and I look forward to working with you and your children to ensure academic, social and emotional growth. As we continue to navigate unprecedented times, communication about the needs of our student body is tantamount. Please stop by my office in room 359 or contact me via phone at 505-738-3543 to discuss how I can support you moving forward. I look forward to hearing from you.

Ms. Amal Burke

Counselor (A- L)
BurkeGreetings Romans,
My name is Ms. Burke and I am one of the academic counselors for letters A-K. I look forward to meeting you all in person and working with you! I have been an educator for twenty-one years. Let’s make it a successful and productive year!
Feel free to contact me with your questions, I will be happy to provide my support.

Ms. Nadia Morales

Sharon Lee, Office Technician