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Counselor Biographies


School Counselors

Parras Middle School is lucky enough to have two and a half counselors. The student population is divided into caseloads based on the first letter of the student's last name. Counselors are in Monday-Friday from 7:40 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged, see biographies below.

A-K:  Rachel Andrews    

Hi!  I'm Rachel Andrews and this is my thirteenth year at Parras Middle School.  I work with students whose last name starts with A-K.  I have my Masters Degree in Counseling, LPCC and Pupil & Personnel Services Credential from Loyola Marymount University, and I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara.  I also have my GATE Certification from University of California, Irvine. My hobbies include going to concerts, watching movies, spending time with my baby, cooking, reading, playing with my dog, and being outdoors. Please feel free to email me at or call me at (310) 798-8616 ext 3712.  My maternity leave sub until January, 2021 is Jacosta Ryley,

L-Z:  Lisa MacMillan       

Hello!  I am Lisa MacMillan and I am thrilled to be returning to Parras Middle School for my third year after living in Germany for the past several years.  I am assigned to work with students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z.  I earned both my Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science degrees from California State University, Long Beach.  I earned my Pupil and Personnel Services Credential from California State University, Sacramento.  I am also AVID certified and a bilingual Spanish speaker.  I love spending time with family and friends, traveling and learning about different cultures, cooking and crafting.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at or call me at (310) 798-8616 ext. 3711.  I look forward to working with your student.


 Curriculum Counselor: Ashley MacDonald  

Hi! My name is Ashley MacDonald and I joined Parras Middle School in the spring of 2017. I support programs on campus including Project ALERT, Second Step, Tobacco Use Prevention Education, and the Parras Wellness Council. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and my MA in Education & Human Development with an emphasis in School Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. I also hold a Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Counseling. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling and catching up with friends any chance I get. I am at Parras on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternating Wednesdays.  You can reach me at (310) 798-8616 ext 3715 or