Meet the School Counseling Staff
Mrs. Lisa Avila - Counselor
Mrs. Avila was born in California and raised in Whittier and Norwalk. She attended Richard Gahr High School in Cerritos, and transitioned to Cerritos Community College where she earned two associate degrees in Psychology and Business, in addition to a husband! She completed her B.A. degree in Psychology and M.S. degree in Counseling, plus her PPS credential at California State University, Fullerton. She worked for many years, while completing her education, in the medical field as a receptionist, insurance biller, and payroll clerk. She, her husband, two adult daughters and two maltipoos reside in Orange County. Beginning her career as a temporary Guidance Technician in 1995 was exactly where she needed to be when a full-time counseling position opened in 1996, back when there were only two counselors. She loves working with the students, staff, and parents at Troy and looks forward to year 27! Her hobbies include crafting, shopping and spending time with her family.
Ms. Erin Black - Guidance Technician
Ms. Black grew up in Whittier, California and attended Pioneer High School where she was a member of the Drill Team, winning several awards with her team, as well as a member of the theater department, both on stage and off. After high school, Ms. Black worked as a math tutor in a 2nd grade classroom for the Pioneer Math Academy and as a Senior Circulation Aide at the public library. Ms. Black attended California State University, Fullerton and graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in History and Minor in English.
Ms. Black began her career working for FJUHSD in 2004 working as a Library Tech. In 2014, Ms. Black left the Library and began working with ASB as an Activities Clerk. Ms. Black started at Troy High School in 2019, first as the Guidance Secretary, and is now one of two Guidance Techs. In 2021, Ms. Black earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Eastern Gateway Community College.
Ms. Black enjoys watching murder shows, reading, AFC Richmond, the MCU, and collecting mugs she doesn’t need. Ms. Black enjoys spending time with her two daughters, who keep her very busy with soccer, dance, acting, school, and everything in between. Together they enjoy going to see musicals, going on random adventures, and going to Disneyland.
Mrs. Dionne Evans - Counselor
Mrs. Evans was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. She was a leader in ASB and Colorguard/Dance at Loara High School where she graduated. Her first summer job was at Baskin-Robbins (31 Flavors). She began her college education at Cypress Community College for Court Reporting while waitressing. She worked at a law firm, her family's construction company, California Pizza Kitchen and then Marriott International. It was at that time she went back to school to earn her B.S, in Organizational Leadership at Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University). After many years working in sales and marketing in hospitality she was called to her second career in education. While earning her master’s degree in Educational Counseling and PPS credential at Azusa Pacific, she was hired at Troy as a Special Education Aide and later as a Special Education Teacher. After her school counseling internship through the El Monte School District, she joyfully accepted a position as one of Troy's School Counselors. When she is not enjoying her students, Mrs. Evans is spending time with family, loving on her grandkids, riding her bicycle and traveling.
Mrs. Jacquie Morck - Counselor
Mrs. Morck was born and raised in Montebello, California. After graduating from California State University, Long Beach, Mrs. Morck worked in the private sector as a sales representative. She is married with four boys and three grandchildren. She started at Troy High School as a Guidance Technician and then went back to school at Azusa Pacific for her master’s degree in Education as well as a PPS credential in counseling. 2022-2023 is Mrs. Morck’s 27th year at Troy High School and she feels very fortunate to have a “career” that she loves very much. In her spare time she loves to bike ride at the beach, watch sports and spend time with her grandbabies.
Mrs. Stephanie Rosner - Guidance Technician
Mrs. Rosner is a Southern California native. She attended El Dorado High School and then went on to study at California State University, Fullerton. She graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. After spending the bulk of her career working in a variety of business roles, she decided to change course. She has been at Troy High School since 2015 and recently transitioned into the role of Guidance Technician with a focus on the College and Career Center. She loves her job because she enjoys helping students find their passion and reach their potential. She adores her husband, Scott, their children, and their three sweet grandkids. In her free time, Mrs. Rosner loves to bake, read, hike, and spend time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Sarah Saleen - Counselor
Mrs. Saleen grew up in Santa Ana, California. While attending Century High School, she was a cheerleader and involved in environmental clubs. She then attended the University of Oregon where she earned her B.A. in Sociology. After graduating she worked in youth programming at the U.S. Naval base in Bahrain and then in the San Diego area. In 2000, she returned to the area to work for a youth development program at the Orange County Department of Education. In 2006, she earned her master’s degree in School Counseling as well as her Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). After graduating from CSULB, she worked at an alternative high school in the Paramount Unified School District. In 2007, she was hired at Troy and never looked back! Mrs. Saleen enjoys time with her family and friends, watching her daughter play softball, Oregon Ducks football, working out and hot yoga.
Mrs. Courtney Shirk - Registrar
Mrs. Shirk grew up in Apple Valley, where she attended Apple Valley High School. She was co-captain of her high school dance team and graduated in 1995. After graduation, she attended Victor Valley Community College for 2 semesters before leaving to tour the United States with The Young Americans. After 4 national tours as a featured dancer, Mrs. Shirk began her 4-year run as a dancer/performer at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. She performed in Fantasmic!, Goofy’s Beach Party Bash, and signed autographs as various characters in the parks, restaurants, and hotels at the resort. Soon after, she met her husband of almost 20 years, Evan, and settled into family life as a stay-at-home mom to her 3 children, Nolan, Mal, and Laurel. While motherhood was extremely fulfilling, Mrs. Shirk, after 8 years at home with the loves of her life, began work as a Visual Manager and then Designer at Pottery Barn. Then, in a much needed change of pace, she worked as a Chiropractic Assistant at a small practice in Yorba Linda for 3 1/2 years. All of these paths eventually led to Troy High School, where coincidentally, her parents graduated from in 1970. When not working with the awesome students and staff of Troy, Mrs. Shirk enjoys traveling, camping, reading, and relaxing with her crazy family.
Mrs. Carrie Slick - Mental Health Specialist
Mrs. Carrie Slick grew up mostly in Covina, then moved to Mission Viejo in high school. She graduated from Capistrano Valley High School where she obtained her ROP certificate in School-Aged Childcare. She went on to work in after-school programs and with teens with special needs, while attending several community colleges in Southern California. She finally finished her A.A. in Psychology at Fullerton College and transferred to California State University, Fullerton to earn her B.A. in Psychology. She completed her M.A. in Social Work at Azusa Pacific University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been providing mental health support to high school students for 9 years. She is currently working on her Expressive Arts Therapist credential and loves art, music and theater. In her free time, she likes to go camping with her family and go to concerts.
Ms. Noemi Vargas Segura - Guidance Secretary
Ms. Vargas Segura was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of five. She and her family settled down in Fullerton, California where she then attended schools within both Fullerton school districts. She was part of the dance production team at Buena Park High School where she graduated in 2015. After taking a gap year, Ms. Vargas Segura attended Fullerton College and received her A.A.-T. in Sociology, Arts & Human Expression, and Social Science. She transferred to California State University, Dominguez Hills where she is currently working towards getting her bachelor’s in Sociology. Ms. Vargas Segura aspires to get her M.A. in School Counseling and become a College Counselor. In her spare time, Ms. Vargas Segura enjoys visiting her family in San Jose/Oxnard, spending time with friends, and going to soccer games (Go Angel City!).
Mr. Darren Varieur - Counselor
Mr. Varieur grew up in Torrance, California. As a high school student, he was a CSF Sealbearer, member of the National Honor Society, delegate to California Boys State, and part-time Fry Guy at In-N-Out Burger. He earned his B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in English Literature from California State University at Fullerton, graduating cum laude and serving as a member of the student-led team that re-established the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) chapter on campus. After college, he began a career in the music publishing industry, eventually overseeing media and artist relations; managing contracts, business affairs, and intellectual property; and serving as a liaison to international clients. In 2021, Mr. Varieur earned his M.A. in School Counseling and PPS credential from Azusa Pacific University. During the unique 20-21 hybrid school year, he worked as an Academic Intervention Specialist in the ABC School District and served as a counseling intern at Troy before officially joining the Troy Counseling Team. Mr. Varieur enjoys ice hockey (Go Kings Go!), live music, and playing guitar.