• Welcome to the Counseling Department at The Academies at South Mountain!

    Counseling Senior Office Assistant: Mari Soto 602-764-5060 msoto@phoenixunion.org  
    Chris Billingsley (Instructional Leader & MAD) 602-764-5046
    Location: Counseling Office
    Stephanie Clay (Freshmen)
    Location: F30
    Margaret Carroll(PSS)
    Location: Room M176
    Daisy Padilla(SciTech/Aero)  
    Location: Counseling Office
    Simir Rand(SciTech/Aero)
    Location: Roomm M041
    Selena Huitron(MAD) 
    Location: Room M134   


     Kandy Cordova(Freshmen)
    Location: Counseling



    ASM Counseling Vision: 

    We believe that ALL students can learn and achieve academic success when encouraged and nurtured in a respectful environment. 


    ASM Counseling Mission 

    The School Counseling Program at the Academies at South Mountain High School seeks to positively impact the lives of our students by partnering with the community, parents, faculty, and staff. Our department offers comprehensive planning and student-driven services to address student academic and career goals, as well as social-emotional needs. We work to give students the opportunities to acquire the educational and social competencies necessary for their growth toward lifelong success in college, career, and life.




    Our Counselors are primarily assigned to students based upon Academies.

    Students can contact their Counselors directly through Teams, email, phone or the office location listed above.


    • Ms. Clay: Freshman Academy(9th grade only & SEI*)
    • Ms. Cordova: Freshman Academy(9th grade only & ESS*)


    • Mr. Billingsley: Media Arts & Design Academy(MAD:10th-12th grade)
    • Ms. Huitron: Media Arts & Design Academy(MAD:10th-12th grade)
    • Ms. Padilla: Science/Technology& Aerospace Academy(10th-12th grade)  
    • Ms. Rand: Science/Technology& Aerospace Academy(10th-12th grade) 
    • Ms. Carroll: Public & Social Services Academy(PSS:10th-12th grade)  

    *SEI=Structured English Immersion

    *ESS=Exceptional Student Services