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    Tyra Rivers-Ortiz
     
    Phone: 480.224.3935 
    Google Voice (call & text):  754-444-1072
     
    "You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will."
    -Stephen King
    Welcome!
    I am so excited to be here at ACP-O! I am originally from Oregon and have a wonderful husband and two young boys. We love to travel together, eat out, and spend time with our animals.
     
    Education and Professional Background
    I am entering my 12th year as a School Counselor, and my second for CUSD. I earned my undergraduate degree in Education from  Arizona State and my Masters in Education: Counseling from Ottawa University and working towards another advance degree in Trauma with Grand Canyon University.
     
    Counseling Philosophy
    Jr High can be a challenging time for all students; academically, peer pressure, family/friendship challenges, bullying, fitting in, managing extracurricular activities, and so much more. Unfortunately students tend to try to take this on themselves and my goal is to remind them that I am here for support. I believe in all students and want all students to feel safe, valued, challenged, supported, and respected. I am looking forward to being a part of many more success stories here at ACP-O! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your student and I'd be happy to assist. Go Knights!