Meet the Counselor

Hello! My name is Valarie Barnard and I am the School Counselor at Esperanza Elementary. I have over 20 years of School District experience and my daughter is a current Westside School District student as well.

Our students have access to counseling services addressing academic, career and social emotional topics.  I will deliver classroom lessons to help promote pro-social skills are also and building a more positive climate in which students could focus on their academics. It is my hope to build the resiliency of our students so that they can develop into critical thinkers and productive citizens of the community.


Please do not hesitate if you have any questions or concerns to get in touch. I am here to help you and our students have a successful year!

Phone:661-575-0420 ext 77137


- Valarie Barnard, Counselor