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Norwood Junior High

Norwood Junior High


Gontar, Diana (916) 566-2710 ex.23068 Counselor
Hello and welcome to the Norwood Junior High School counseling page!  As your counselors, we are here to assist students and families with any questions they may have to help navigate the world of junior high school successfully.  Our goal is to support the academic success of ALL students.  We work with students regarding academic, career, social, and emotional concerns. Additionally we work with families to provide support ranging from behavior concerns, communicating with outside therapists and agencies, and successfully transitioning our students on to high school and beyond.  

Students may come by anytime to see us to make an appointment or drop in if we are available.  Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss your student.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year here at Norwood and working with all of our students and their families!


Mr. Avery


As professional school counselors, we take pride in our role within schools and working with students with a variety of concerns, whether it is personal/social, academic, or career related.  It is imperative to provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need the additional support from their school counselor.  In alliance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, it is our responsibility to keep topics/issues discussed with students confidential, unless:
  • the student reports that they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves
  • the student reports someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt them
  • the student reports that they are going to cause harm to another person
Under these circumstances, we make the professional decision to contact the appropriate authorities, including notifying parents/guardians.  Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.