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Student Services Specialist - Middle

MLA Middle - Danny Zepeda
Hello MLA Families,
I am Daniel A. Zepeda and am honored to be the Student Services Specialist and Counselor in Training
for the 2023-2024 school year at MLA. My primary goal is to promote mental health and well-being
while contributing to a positive culture within the MLA community.

Over the past 13 years, I have worked with children in various roles such as a Site Director for Before
and After School Programs, Instructor Assistant, Behavior Technician, and most recently as a residential
counselor for Juvenile youth. Currently, I am pursuing a Master's Degree in Arts in School Counseling
and am committed to meeting students and families.

As students enter middle school, it is critical for them to develop their individuality and learn how to
navigate their emotions. At MLA, we are dedicated to creating a safe space where students can learn
healthy coping skills and the importance of mental health awareness while pursuing their education. My
goal is to ensure that students develop a value of self-care and understand the significance of protecting
their mental health while preparing them for their next step in education. Regardless of whether it is a
quiet battle, I am here to support all students and help them through their challenges.

I am here to assist you and your family in any way I can as your Student Services Specialist. Please do not
hesitate to contact me for any conversation to help your student(s) with whatever they may be going
through. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting you all.