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Counseling Department

City of Angels has four academic counselors, a psychiatric social worker and an attendance counselor to serve the students enrolled in City of Angels. Our counselors evaluate transcripts, oversee student course selections, and monitor student progress toward meeting graduation requirements. Counselors meet with students and their families to determine interests and goals so they can assist in planning their futures; counselors are out at sites regularly to meet with students. They also assist students with selecting and applying for college, financial aid and scholarships.


Counseling offices are located at our Yale site.  Counselors may be reached by phone or email. Please see the chart below for contact information.  In addition, our counselors visit all of the school sites.  You may contact your child's teacher to find out when your counselor will be at his/her school.


Please Note: Because of remote learning email is preferred for first communications.  


  • Crenshaw
  • Gage
  • Norwood
  • Rosewood
  • Westchester
  • Bellvue
  • Curtis
  • Drew
  • Jordan
  • Obama
Louisa Rocha  (323) 558-2830
  • El Sereno
  • Griffith
  • Hollenbeck
  • Irving
  • Sunrise
  • Wilson
  • Huntington Park
  • Leichty
  • Southgate
 Susan Fong
 (323) 558-2802
  • Dana
  • Fleming
  • Peary
  • Venice
  • Wilmington
Ahina Makhani
(323) 558-2811
  • Elam
  • East Valley
  • Madison
  • Maclay
  • Sun Valley
  • Sylmar
  • Woodland Hills
  • Panorama
Ilona Novak inovak@lausd.net
(323) 558-2839
A - G Counselor South Region: Bellevue Crenshaw El Sereno Gage Griffith Hollenbeck HuntingtonPark Irving Leichty Lincoln Norwood Rosewood Southgate Sunrise Venice Westchester Wilson  Geraland Benson


(323) 430-2549
A - G Counselor
North Region:
Dana Curtis Drew East Valley Elam Fleming Jordan Maclay Madison Obama Panorama Peary Sylmar Sun Valley Wilmington Woodland Hills
Armond McDaniels Sr. adm8056@lausd.net (323) 605-8165
Career Tech Ed Advisor

Donal Kennedy Kennedy@lausd.net (310) 739-0581
Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW) Service Area: East LA to 110 Freeway and North of 10 freeway to Entire Valley
Jessica Maldonado
PSW Website:

(323) 391-4121

Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW) Service Area: West LA to 110 Freeway and South of 10 freeway to San Pedro
Dr.Yanira Hernandez 



PSW Website;

(424) 261-1572







Assistant Principal (APSCS) over Counseling Services

Ms. Clarice Henry
City Of Angels School Resource Guide