Wellness Services

Wellness Services

The health and wellness of our students is strongly linked to their overall academic success. Therefore, Los Lunas Schools has a variety of services available to support our student’s health and wellness. Each school site has at least one Counselor and a School Nurse to assist students with their Social Emotional well-being and wellness. Social Workers and a School Psychologist provide Social Emotional services to students with disabilities who qualify for services. Counselors, Social Workers and our School Psychologist meet on a monthly basis during their Mental Health Team Collaboration. Our School Health Team is led by our Charge Nurse and meets on a routine basis throughout the year to discuss current practices and health needs in our district.

School Counselors at the elementary schools provide lessons in the classrooms focusing on Social Emotional well-being as well as support our schools with the coordination of state assessments. School Counselors in the secondary schools support students with class schedules, state assessments, post-secondary planning, college scholarships and applications, and lessons in the classrooms such as Signs of Suicide.  Counselors also support students with their Social Emotional well-being in small group and individual settings. Our Social Workers and School Psychologist provide services to students with disabilities who qualify for their services as determined by the student's Individualized Education Program. Other resources that are provided by our Mental Health Team include but not limited to:

Members of our Mental Health Team can also work with families in crisis and who need assistance with accessing community resources. If you feel your child would benefit from the support of our School Counselors please refer to the sidebar to the right to contact a counselor at your child’s school.

Our School Nurses are available to support our students with their health and wellness. Nurses and Health Assistants can complete Vision and Hearing Screenings if you feel your child demonstrates a need for a screening. Nurses and Health Assistants are required to complete the screenings for students in:

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Transfer students in the above grades without a current school year vision screening

Nurses can also administer medications to students as prescribed by their physicians during the school day as well as provide immediate medical attention to students who become sick or are injured while at school. Our School Nurses follow the New Mexico School Health Manual and the guidelines provided by the New Mexico Department of Health.

On the sidebar to the right is a list of Counselors, Nurses, Health Assistants, Social Workers, and School Psychologist and their assigned school sites. The names are active links to the employee's emails.

On this website you will also find resources provided in our community and state regarding wellness and Social Emotional well-being.

COVID-19
The COVID-19 Virus has changed our daily routines and lives in ways unimaginable. We realize this can be a confusing and anxious time for students and their families. School Counselors, School Nurses, Social Workers and our School Psychologist are available to support our students during this time. These individuals are available by email which is on this page (employee's names are active links to emails). School sites remain open for phone calls so you can call your child's school and the principal or assistant principals can connect you with the Counselor, Nurse, Social Worker, and/or School Psychologist. If it is the weekend or after hours and you need to contact a mental health professional please contact Counseling World at (505) 404-0717. Counseling World can provide emergency and urgent counseling services during the weekend and non-school hours. Los Lunas Schools has a contract with Counseling
World and can support families with the cost of counseling services.

There are a number of resources available to parents on how to discuss this crisis with your child. The Child Mind Institute offers many supports for families.
Additionally, there are a number of links on this page that can support your child and your family during this challenging time.

Los Lunas Schools is providing "Grab and Go" Meals during the school closure. Grab and Go Meals are available at the following sites during the week (with the exception of holidays) from 11:30 - 1:00:

  • Ann Parish Elementary
  • Desert View Elementary
  • Katherine Gallegos Elementary
  • Huning Ranch Park
  • Los Lunas Elementary
  • Los Lunas High School
  • Meadow Lake Fire Station
  • Peralta Elementary


Please click here for more information on COVID-19 in New Mexico.


Counselors

Philip James
Ann Parish Elementary


Margo Rivera
Bosque Farms  Elementary

Eve Romero
Century High School

Alejandra DeVargas
Desert View Elementary

Irene Triviz
Katherine Gallegos Elementary

Catarino Ramirez
Los Lunas Elementary

Alicia Flores
Los Lunas  Middle School

Jennifer Markel
Los Lunas Middle School

Rhonda Flores
Los  Lunas High School

Julie Macaferri-Rodrigues
Los Lunas High School

Linda Ohle
Los Lunas High School

Gabrielle Torres
Los Lunas High School

Amy Rutledge
Peralta Elementary

Veronica Montero
Raymond Gabaldon Elementary

Traci Escajeda
Sundance Elementary

Marisol Arrendondo
Tomé Elementary

Kristina Farber
Valencia Elementary

Catherine Gibson
Valencia High School

Rosalyn Montgomery
Valencia High School

David Olguin
Valencia High School

Theresa Lafay-Ives
Valencia Middle School


Nurses

Jennifer Garren
Ann Parish Elementary

Jaqueline Kelly-Romero
Charge Nurse
Bosque Farms Elementary


Tracy Dunlap
Health Assistant
Century High School

Dana Tapia
Desert View Elementary

Nicole Bassett
Katherine Gallegos Elementary

Kim Driskill
Los Lunas Elementary


L.E. Rubin

Los Lunas High School

Debra Howard
Los Lunas Middle School

Karen Pettiford
Peralta Elementary

Susan Cerame
Raymond Gabaldon Elementary

Frances Gutierrez
Sundance Elementary

Valencia Jackson
Tomé Elementary

Denise Escalera
Valencia Elementary

Tanya Garcia
Health Assistant
Valencia High School

Ritaann Aragonez
Health Assistant
Valencia Middle School


Elizabeth Baltazar
Float Health Assistant

Ruth Barela
Float Nurse

Shawna Buckner
Float  Health Assistant


Teresa Carder
Health Assistant
Los Lunas High School

Josephina Diaz
Float Nurse


Social Workers

Lourdes Bernadette Caesar
Los Lunas Elementary
Peralta Elementary
Valencia Elementary

Ed Dapo
Los Lunas High School
TACL

Arturo Fierro
Valencia High School
Valencia Middle School

Ruth Garcia
Bosque Farms Elementary
Katherine Gallegos Elementary
Raymond Gabaldon Elementary
Sundance Elementary

Shaylyn Padilla
Los Lunas High School
Los Lunas Middle School


Jorge Tarango
Ann Parish Elementary
Century High School
Desert View Elementary
Tomé Elementary


School Psychologist

Rosa Arrieta
District School Psychologist


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