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Get to Know Your Counselor


RUHS Counseling Team Welcome Video


A-Car: DENISE HOLMES  joined the Sea Hawks in 2013 after working as a middle school counselor for 6 years and a middle school assistant principal (counseling) for 8 years in Los Angeles.  She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside.  She attended the University of Southern California, where she earned a  Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Pupil Personnel  Services Credential  in School Counseling . 

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4043

Hobbies/Interests: Mrs. Holmes enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends at the beach or skiing during the winter.




Cas-Far: SARAH STOLZ joined the Sea Hawk family in 2021.  She recently graduated from University of Southern California with her Master’s Degree in Education and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling.  Previously, she taught English in Japan and served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Los Angeles.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Justice & Peace Studies from Georgetown University.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4021

Hobbies/Interests:  In her free time Ms. Stolz enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading!




Fas-Ik:  DEANNA JOHNSTON joined the Sea Hawk family in 2015.   She comes to us from Arizona where she has taught English, Theater Arts and Speech and Debate for fifteen years; for the last two years, she has served the educational community as a school counselor. She is well versed in college academic planning!  Mrs. Johnston earned her bachelor of fine arts from the University of Arizona and a Masters Degree in School Guidance Counseling from Ottawa University. She has her Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4016

Hobbies/Interests: Mrs. Johnston enjoys reading, jogging, hiking and spending time with her husband and three kids. 



IL-Mar:  IVY LEE joined the Sea Hawks in 2019, and prior to RUHS, she worked as a high school counselor in the Bay Area.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Economics & Policy at UC Berkeley and received her Master’s in Counseling at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She finds true joy in working with and for young people!

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4029


Hobbies/interests: Loves good food, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the outdoors/new places.


Ms. Lee



Mas-Pi :  KELLEY (GOO) KANEYAMA has been a school counselor at Redondo Union High School since 2006. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Japanese from UCSD.  She also has a Masters of Science degree and Pupil Personnel Credential in School Counseling.  She loves learning more about students’ interests, dreams and goals during high school and beyond.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4012

Hobbies/Interests: She loves traveling, reading, playing on her iPAD, cooking, trying new foods, Pilates, watching TV and spending time with her baby boy, Ro Ro, her husband and her dogs.



Pj-So:  AROND SCHONBERG attended Pacific Lutheran University and Western Washington University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.  He has worked as an advocate for the homeless community as a social worker for 11 years.  While working as a social worker, he earned a Masters Degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from CSU Long Beach.  Mr. Schonberg joined the school counseling team at RUHS in 2001.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4014

Favorite Quote:  "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."  Benjamin Franklin




Sp-Z:  ASHLEY MACDONALD is thrilled to join the Sea Hawk family after working as a middle school counselor at Adams and Parras Middle Schools for the last five years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and her MA in Education & Human Development with an emphasis in School Counseling from The George Washington University. Mrs. MacDonald also has her college counseling certificate and a Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Counseling.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4026

Hobbies/Interests: Mrs. MacDonald enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading, traveling and catching up with friends any chance she gets






11th and 12th Grade College & Career Resource Counselors in "The Nest"  


A-K:  SHANNON RODRIGUEZ is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in Economics.  In 1992, she joined the RUHS school community and has served as an instructional aide, teacher, school counselor, assistant principal (counseling) and college/career counselor.  She has earned the following credentials:  Masters Degree in Education; Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Studies; Bilingual Specialist Credential and a credential in Administration.  A Sea Hawk at heart, Ms. Rodriguez is a graduate of RUHS, Class of 1981.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4030

Hobbies/Interests: She enjoys running, reading economics and theology, and spending time with family.  



I am so excited to join the Redondo family as a College and Career Counselor this year! I completed my Bachelor's degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I studied Child Development with minors in Psychology and Spanish. Prior to this position, I worked in transfer admissions at Loyola Marymount University. 


Outside of the school setting, I enjoy volunteering with Walk with Sally, Wags and walks, promoting graduate student activism with the Graduate Students of Loyola Marymount University, sailing, snowboarding, and relaxing at the beach. 


Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4037


To make Nest appointments:  Contact Mrs. Marian Clausen at, 310-798-8665, x4037, or stop by the College & Career Center.

Nest Team

Mental Health & Wellness Counselor

I have served the Redondo Beach community as a counselor at Parras Middle School for 14 years.  I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and very passionate about addressing the social-emotional and mental health needs of our students. I attended UC Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos) for Psychology and Loyola Marymount University for Counseling.  My background is in criminal justice which has shaped my professional approach to emphasize prevention. I am excited to start a Wellness Center on our campus where students can attend wellness-based activities and events and am available to see students for individual counseling as needed. I have a four year old boy and thirteen month old girl
Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4174
Hobbies/Interests:  Enjoys reading, hiking, live music, and all things nerdy and fun like Harry Potter, GOT, LOTR, Star Wars, etc. Can’t wait to meet you!
Rachel Andrews







DR. SONIA CORONEL is joining the Sea Hawks as the EL Counselor. She earned her Ed.D. from the University of Southern California in 2020 while serving students in Koreatown as a high school counselor. In 2015, she earned her Masters Degree in School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Loyola Marymount University while teaching social science to middle school students. She attended CSULA for her Bachelors of Arts and teaching credential in Social Science.

Contact Information:; 310-798-8665, extension 4015

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys working out, reading, gardening, and traveling



Counseling Department Administrative Assistant

310-798-8665 x4013


College & Career Center Assistant
310-798-8665 x4037



Assistant Principal, Counseling

310-798-8665 x4004

Kyle Garrity


Registrar - Transcripts

310-798-8665 x 4007




EL Academic Advisor

State Seal of Biliteracy Program Coordinator

RUHS 310-798-8665 x 4015