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Meet the Counselors


All the counselors at Upland High School have Master Degrees in counseling and are credentialed in Pupil Personnel Services by the State of California. With a combined experience of 124 years in education, the UHS counseling team is ready to serve all your educational needs.


Class of 2023 Counselors: Monica Gullo (A-Lep) and Marnie Simmons (Leq-Z).  Mrs. Gullo earned a BA from CSU Fullerton in Psychology. Instantly identifiable for her penchant to wear anything with a cheetah print, Mrs. Gullo loves to spend time with her family and attend sports events. Mrs. Simmons graduated from CSU San Diego with a BS in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Simmons enjoys going to movies and concerts, and when time permits to travel to fun and interesting places.

Class of 2024 Counselors: Bobbie Giovanetti (A-Loe) and Alejandra Talavera-Curiel (Log-Z). Ms. Giovanetti earned a BA from the University of La Verne in Sociology. Ms. Giovanetti has played soccer competitively and enjoys athletics. Ms. Talavera-Curiel graduated from CSU Pomona with a BA in Liberal Studies. Mrs. Talavera-Curiel is an avid sneaker head and a plant based chef.

Class of 2025 Counselors: Bridget Santoyo (Lop-Z) and Claudia Cantu (A-Loo). Mrs. Santoyo received a BA in Psychology from Bellevue College. When not helping students, Mrs. Santoyo can be found at Nordstroms or just spending time with family. Mrs. Cantu graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with BA in Behavioral Sciences. Mrs. Cantu loves to read and when given the chance to travel and go to the movies.

Class of 2022 Counselors: Art McCain(A-Lef) and Amber Arguello (Leg-Z). Mr. McCain graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in English. He also enjoys participating in auto racing and spending time with his family, both human and canine. Ms. Arguello attended the University of Redlands and received her BS in Mathematics. In her free time she likes to find adventure whether it's going on a hike with her furry friend or explore a new city.