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 754-323-2600 for assistance or advice.

  • Mishele Difede, School Counselor Director

    Mishele Difede School Counselor West Broward HSMishele Difede

    School Counselor

    School Counselor Director

    Office Hours: 7 AM - 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2612

  • Michelle Bellamy, School Counselor Grade 9th-12th (R-Z)

    Michelle Bellamy School Counselor West Broward HSMichelle Bellamy

    9th - 12th Grade School Counselor (R-Z)

    Office Hours: 7 AM- 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2623

  • Joy Brown-Cooper, School Counselor Grade 9th-12th (Li-Q)

    Joy Brown-Cooper School Counselor West Broward HSJoy Brown-Cooper

    9th - 12th Grade School Counselor (Li-Q)

    Office Hours: 7 AM - 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2624

  • Lazaro Porto, 9th-12th Grade School Counselor (Dr-Le)

    Lazaro Porto

    9th-12th Grade School Counselor (Dr-Le)

    Office Hours: 7 AM- 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2675

  • Krystyna Warkentien, 9th - 12th Grade School Counselor (A-Do)

    Krystyna Warkentien

    9th - 12th Grade School Counselor (A-Do)

    Office Hours: 7 AM- 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2625

  • Jodi Tesser, Student Assessment Specialist

    Jodi Tesser

    Student Assessment Specialist

    Office Hours: 7 AM- 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2622

  • Roberto Diaz, Family Counselor/Therapist

    Roberto Diaz

    Family Counselor/Therapist

    Office Hours: 7 AM- 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2667

  • Claire Gallagher, School Counseling Secretary

    Claire Gallagher

    School Counseling Secretary

    Office Hours: 7 AM- 3 PM

    Phone Number: 754-323-2626

  • Minerva Taveras, School Counseling Secretary

    Minerva Taveras

    School Counseling Secretary

    Office Hours: 7 am - 3 pm

    Phone Number: 754 323-2630