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  Mike Temple 6th Grade Counselor

Counseling Mission:
We seek to support the academic, career, and personal/social development of every student, everyday.

Counseling Vision:
We desire to see all students reach their full potential as contributing members of society.  

Regarding confidentiality, the counselors will honor requests that personal information be kept private.  However, disclosure of any information regarding abuse, neglect, harm to self or harm to others will be communicated to proper personnel to help the student.  

Counseling Services:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis prevention/intervention
  • Conflict resolution/ Peer mediation
  • Attendance improvement
  • Academic conferences
  • Assistance with disorganization
  • Coordinating services with local agencies (mentoring, therapeutic counseling)
  • Parent training for School Loop and Parent Vue
  • Referral to Parenting Classes/Support


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Mr. Temple

Counselor/6th Grade Learning Director

HelloMy path to becoming a proud Hughes Owl started about 20 years ago when I graduated Long Beach State with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts.  With no clear path for the future, I began traveling extensively and working in schools whenever I returned home.

It wasn’t long before I realized that helping young students grow and develop was something that I was meant to do.

I went back to Long Beach State and got a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, and back to school for a third time to obtain my Administrative Credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Now in my 18th year of middle school counseling, I still wake up each morning, excited to help young students navigate those rough, adolescent waters.

I am blessed to be a Hughes Owl, and welcome our new students and families who join us in our pursuits of excellence and achievement.

How do students access services?

Any student may complete a Request to See Counselor form (located in the Main Office)

  • Teachers may refer a student in need to see a counselor
  • Parents may request a counselor to check-in with a student
  • Principal/Assistant Principals may refer a student to a counselor
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(562) 997-8306

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Ms. Koga

Intervention Counselor

HiIt is an honor to be a counselor at Hughes Middle School! I have been at Hughes for 10 years now and would not want to be anywhere else!

I realized at the age of 23, while serving as a high school leader in my church, that I wanted to be a school counselor.  I graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Biola University and an M.A. & Credential in Educational Counseling from Azusa Pacific University.  I was the first in my family to attend and graduate from college.  My parents were not able to help financially but I worked hard and accessed available resources so that I could achieve my dream.  I never would have made it to college without my best friend; she encouraged me to apply to college even though my family didn't have money..."just try and see what happens," she said.

One thing that I love about my job is that I truly love coming to work every day.  I get to spend so much time with students and parents, and I frequently tell people that I think I have the best job out there.  If I haven't met you please come up and say hello!  I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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