Ms. Rafaela Gonzalez

Porter Elementary (480) 472-6720,  Monday, Thursday, every other Wednesday.

Washington Elementary (480) 472-4142, Tuesday, Friday, every other Wednesday.


I graduated from Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and from Arizona State University with a Master of Counseling.


This is my eleventh year with Mesa Public Schools: I was a school counselor at Taylor Jr. High for 3 years before starting the fun and exciting path as an elementary school counselor for Porter and Washington Elementary Schools. This will be my eighth year as an elementary school counselor and I am so happy and proud to be at two great A+ schools!!

I support students, parents, teachers, and administrators at both schools by providing classroom lessons that promote social and emotional learning, skills in problem solving, goal setting, self-esteem, and educational/occupational decision-making. I also provide responsive student support through individual and group counseling.

My goal is to help children succeed in school and in life! If there is anything I can do to help your child be successful, please contact me through email, phone, or stop by the counseling office.







Rafaela Gonzalez

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