Meet the Counselors

  • School counselors promote and enhance achievement with an annual comprehensive school counseling plan that ensures that every student receives school counseling services. Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention with continuous academic, career, and personal/development activities that will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. These activities include classroom guidance, small groups for skill mastery, individual counseling for students with specific needs, and a variety of other proactive and innovative ways to support student performance. 

    School counselors implement a program based on the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. They also provide resources to staff, students, families, and others to ensure that a family-friendly environment is established and ensure that students have access to a safe school climate necessary for academic and social/emotional growth.

    Parents are always welcome to come in or call 754-322-3300 for assistance or advice.

  • Mrs. Coombs, Guidance Director

    Ms. Rosenthal Mrs. Coombs
    Guidance Director

    Mrs. Coombs graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2013 and then from Nova Southeastern University with a master's degree in School Counseling in 2017. Since graduating she has been working in Broward County Public Schools as a School Counselor. Mrs. Coombs enjoys working with students and their families to ensure that their high school experience leads them into the post-secondary path of their dreams. She is also very passionate about assisting students at every grade level, both academically and socially/emotionally. Mrs. Coombs is very excited about this year and looks forward to getting to know our community.

    Degrees and Certifications

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    Master of Science in School Counseling

    754-323-0700

  • Ms. Allen, 12th Grade

    Ms. Allen graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2016. She later obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling at Trinity International University in 2020. Ms. Allen has a passion for young people and has dedicated the past six years to mentoring and uplifting the youths in her community. Her goal this school year is to support students in meeting their academic goals and seeing the potential they possess. Let’s go SENIORS! 

    Degrees and Certifications 

    Bachelor of Science in PsychologyMaster of Science in Counseling Psychology 

  • Mrs. DiBenedetto, 11th Grade

    Mrs. DiBenedetto Mrs. DiBenedetto graduated from the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and, went on to earn a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. In 2009, Mrs. DiBenedetto earned the National Board Certification in Guidance and Counseling. Mrs. DiBenedetto has been a School Counselor since the year 2000. Prior to joining the school system, Mrs. DiBenedetto worked as a Mental Health Counselor with a private non-profit agency in Miami-Dade County counseling teenagers in local high schools. Mrs. DiBenedetto is married with 3 children.

    Degrees and Certifications

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

  • Mr. Diaz, 10th Grade

    Mr. Diaz Juan Felipe Diaz was born in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to the United States when he was eleven years old. As an immigrant, he was a proud student in the Broward County Public Schools system. Mr. Diaz graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008. Later, He went on earning a Master's in Education with a specialization in School Counseling in 2010. Prior to joining the school system, Mr. Diaz worked on an early childhood program called positive behavior support (PBS), where he was responsible for providing training and coordination to preschools in Broward County. During the last 10 years, he has been supporting, mentoring, and inspiring students in achieving their goals. He’s considered a compassionate, committed, and enthusiastic counselor. Mr. Diaz is currently working on his certification as a Mental Health Counselor to provide the best quality of care for his students.

    Degrees and Certifications

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    Master of Science in School Counseling

    Phone: 754-323-0694

  • Mrs. Marie Harris, 9th Grade

    Mrs. Harris was born in Haiti and moved to Florida at 15 years old where she attended Carol City Senior High School. She graduated from Miami Dade College with an associate degree in Social Work in 2006, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2010 and later went on to earn a Master of Education Degree with a specialization in School Counseling in 2016. Prior to School Counseling, Mrs. Harris has worked within the Broward County School system in various capacities since 1995.  Mrs. Harris believes all students can achieve intellectual and emotional growth.