COED Alumna, Theresa Jahangir, Appointed Head Counselor for San Francisco Unified School District

Released: 10/22/09

College of Education alumna, Theresa Jahangir, was recently appointed as Head Counselor of Support Services for the San Francisco Unified School District.

Theresa's accomplishment is no small feat given her short tenure in the district. She first moved to San Francisco in 2007, where she took her first position with the SFUSD as a school counselor at Roosevelt Middle School.

Dr. Alan Burkard, Associate Professor and Director of the School Counseling Program at Marquette gives Theresa high accolades for her impressive promotion. "Theresa will lead an effort to develop and implement a Comprehensive School Counseling Program in one of the country's most diverse and challenging school districts," commented Dr. Burkard, "This promotion is a testament to her commitment, abilities, and passion for working with children and school counseling."

Theresa understands the many challenges that await her in her new position, but she has high expectations. "I hope to help to align SFUSD's counseling program with the American School Counseling Standards in order to reach more students and affect change in a greater way than I could at my school site," she said. "We will be working on accountability strategies for counselors as well as working to develop district wide curriculum and program planning at all levels that counselors can use at their sites."

Theresa earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from UW-Madison, and her master's degree in Counseling from Marquette. While she was completing her degree in Milwaukee, she worked as a school counselor at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa.


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