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Mrs. Lori Candia

Email: lacandia@mpsaz.org
Phone: (480) 472-4424

Request an appointment to meet with Mrs. Candia  

10th - 12th Grade Students Last Names:  A - CL


I was born and raised in California where I pursued my bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and taught for 9 years.  I then moved to New Mexico and received my master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling while instructing pre-service teachers at NMSU.  I moved to Arizona in 2005, working for Mesa Public Schools as an elementary and junior high counselor, which led me to Westwood High School. I’m proud to be a Warrior these past 6 years!

Outside of work I have a husband and son who bring me great joy.  My interests include yoga, biking and hiking with my dog Molly. (See more on Molly below.)

I look forward to working with 10th, 11th and 12th grade students and families last names A - CL!

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Introducing Molly!

Molly is Westwood Counseling Department's therapy dog.  She started her journey with MPS's *Pawsitive Peers program in July of 2021.  Molly has completed her evaluation through petpartners.orgShe is at Westwood every Wednesday during the school year.  (*Pawsitive Peers social and emotional learning program teaches students about resiliency, empathy and the human-animal bond.)