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Meet Our Counselors

Meet the amazing and dedicated LEAD Elementary School wellness team! Students can reach out to their counselors for questions, guidance, and support.

School psychologists may provide support and consultation to teachers and parents of students experiencing learning and/or behavior problems. Students with an Individual Education Program who exhibit the need for a higher level of care may be recommended to receive Educationally-Related Mental Health Services. Please contact the SMFC Student Services Department for additional information or support at (650) 312-7341.

Ana Duenas Hi, my name is Ana Duenas. I am the elementary school counselor here at Lead Elementary School. I received my Master's in Counseling and my Pupil Personnel Services Credential at San Jose State University. As a school counselor, I first advocate for my students, their families, and the community. I am committed to supporting student safety and social-emotional wellness and providing a safe, compassionate, and nurturing environment where students can feel supported and ready to learn. I am fortunate to be part of the Lead community, where we strive to maintain a trauma-informed lens and meet students where they are. Lastly, I am happy to be part of my students' lives where I can walk next to them as they build meaningful connections and develop into lifelong learners.
Shannon Twomey (CSI Teacher on Special Assignment) My name is Shannon Twomey, and I am the TOSA for CSI at Lead Elementary School. I have been in education for 19 years. I earned my credential from SFSU and my Masters in Teaching Reading with a Reading Specialist Certificate from USF. This is my 3rd year in this role and my 6th year at Lead. Prior to this role, I taught first grade at Lead. My passion has always been the social emotional health and well-being of our students, and I love being able to support this in my position. I work with classroom teachers to build community and lead restorative circles and conversations when needed. I am on the yard to support conflicts and also have my room available for students who need a place to check in or reset. I support teachers with overall systems in the classroom for both behavior management and social emotional. I also support the home-school connection and work with the families as well. My room houses our food pantry for students who come to school hungry, and I coordinate with our generous community members who donate to this. I am also responsible for helping coordinate our programs to improve student achievement, specifically the CLAVES program for grades 3-5, and our tutoring program.