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About Me

My email: Wmoore@mvusd.net  

Hello, my name is Wanda Moore and I am excited to be the counselor at Sunnymead Elementary. I am a 2nd year school counselor.  About myself, I was born and raised in NY and moved to San Diego in 2002. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, A Master’s degree and Pupil Personnel Credential in Educational Counseling and a Post Baccalaureate in Applied Behavior Analysis. I began my career in 2002 working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Correctional Officer. In 2009, I began working in Education. Over the past 10 years I have worked as a Substitute teacher for Murrieta USD and Beaumont USD, as campus security, and as a para-educator in alternative education for Lake Elsinore USD. I also worked as a Criminal Justice instructor for Brightwood College in Palm Springs. In 2016 I decided to go back to school to become a school counselor. I graduated with my Master’s Degree and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in Educational Counseling from National University in May 2018 and began working for Sunnymead Elementary in August 2018. I love being the school counselor at Sunnymead Elementary, we have the most amazing kids.    

I have been married to my husband for 14 years, we have 4 beautiful children, 3 girls and 1 boy (ages 20, 19, 13, & 11) and two dogs. My family is the most important thing to me. I love to dance and will dance any chance I can. I am a certified Zumba instructor and teach classes at Crunch in Murrieta. I enjoy traveling with my family, visiting our family in NY, going to amusement parks, watching my kids play sports, going to the beach, and exploring new places with my family. 

I am here to help provide support services for all students to enhance their academic, social, and emotional growth. I look forward to working with the students, parents, and staff here at SME. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions regarding your children and their social/emotional and academic well- being. I believe in working as a team to achieve optimal success for every student! 

The goal of the counseling program is to ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being. These services include:

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons 
  • Lunch groups/activities for students
  • Short-term Individual Counseling (short term)
  • Group Counseling (short term)
  • Counselor/teacher collaboration/consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Restorative circles
  • Peer to peer conflict resolution
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Community Referrals and Resources