Mindy Shiroma

Mindy Shiroma

Head School Counselor

12th Graders & 9th -11th Graders, Last Names: A - K

Mindy.Shiroma@sgv.csarts.net

Mindy Shiroma joined the Orange County School of the Arts in 2012 and currently serves as a High School Counselor at CSArts-SGV.  Previously, she served on the counseling staff for Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Arcadia Unified School District.

Originally from the Seattle area, Shiroma relocated to California in 2001 to attend California State University, Long Beach where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, while continuing to pursue her creative passions -- theater and dance.  She also attended Eastern Washington University where she earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology: School Counseling.

Additionally, Ms. Shiroma is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who also holds a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA and a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential from the State of California.

Vicky Hsu

Vicky Hsu

School Counselor

12th Graders, Last Names: L-Z; 9th-11th Graders, Last Names: P - Z

vicky.hsu@sgv.csarts.net

Vicky Hsu serves as a CSArts-SGV School Counselor.  She comes to CSArts-SGV with 10 years of experience, having worked as a School Counselor for students in grades K-12 since 2008. She has worked in various districts in Southern California and served as Director of Academic and Personal Counseling at Taipei American School.

Ms. Hsu grew up in Southern California and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She later earned her Master of Science in Counseling, with an option in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Hsu is passionate about community building and character education; she has been involved in many extracurricular activities to promote wellness in school communities. 

Additionally, Ms. Hsu holds a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential and a Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Authorization from the State of California.

Emily Amsler

Emily Amsler

School Counselor

9th-11th Graders, H-O

emily.amsler@sgv.csarts.net

Emily Amsler graduated from California State University, Fullerton where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then earned her Master of Science in School Counseling at California State University, Long Beach. Additionally, Ms. Amsler holds a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential from the State of California and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Disabilities Studies.

As an Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) alumna, Ms. Amsler has a special appreciation for the CSArts-SGV school culture. She has worked with students of all levels in preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in Norwalk-La Mirada, San Juan Capistrano, Duarte, and Yorba Linda. Prior to her time at CSArts-SGV, Ms. Amsler served students with disabilities in the Special Services Department at OCSA.

As a professional school counselor, Ms. Amsler has a passion for supporting students academically, socially, and emotionally, as well as with their college and career goals. She is honored to be an official member of the CSArts-SGV community!

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