Use Family Connection for ideas of careers to pursue, colleges to attend, and scholarships to go after!
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Ms. Cabalar has a bachelor's degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management. After working in the hospitality industry for a few years, she realized her true passion is working with individuals in a more personal setting to help explore different career paths and life choices. This led her to continue her education and earn a Master's degree in Education and PPSC credential from San Jose State University. Ms. Cabalar has experience working in K-12 but eventually joined the Silver Creek Counseling Team in 2016. Since then, she has enjoyed being apart of this great community and loves interacting and getting to know her students.
Mrs. Chapman received her bachelor's in English and teaching credential from San Jose State University. She taught English and AVID, and it was through her AVID experience that her passion to become a counselor was formed; she earned her Masters in Education, along with her Pupil Personnel Services Credential, from San Jose State University. Mrs. Chapman is very excited to be part of the Silver Creek community and looks forward to helping students find their paths into adulthood and higher education. She feels very strongly about the impact each person has on another's life, so she reminds her students and the community, "See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see." --Wayne Dryer
Mr. Roberts (Head Counselor)
Mr. Roberts received his bachelor's in business administration and teaching credential from San Jose State University. He went on to teach computers and accounting, among other subjects, and later earned his masters in education, along with his Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Mr. Roberts is proud to be the head counselor at Silver Creek and to have the opportunity to work with a great counseling team and a dedicated group of educators. In his spare time, he enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Nguyen has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She taught math and Vietnamese before returning to San Jose State University to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling Education. Mrs. Nguyen is excited to be a part of the counseling team at Silver Creek High School. She borrows the words of Thomas Edison to remind her students: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Ms. Rabago has a bachelor's in psychology from St. Mary’s College of California and a master's in school counseling. Ms. Rabago is excited to join the counseling team at Silver Creek High School. Given the large number of students on each counselor’s caseload, Ms. Rabago hopes to make your encounters with the department positive experiences. As the world changes, she encourages students to come and explore career, college, and military options!
Mrs. Sánchez's educational experiences include assignments in Special Education, World Languages, and Counseling. She received her bachelor's degree in humanities from the University of Santa Clara. She completed her teacher preparation and master's degree at San Jose State University. She takes great pride in having made a difference in the lives of the youth of her native community, San Jose. She considers herself a life-long learner and encourages students to do the same. "Life is full of opportunity; all you have to do is remain open!"