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Ms. Paronia



Welcome Brenkwitz and Independent Study Families!

I’m Ms. Michelle Paronia (Pronouns: She/Her) and I am your Independent Study/Career Pathway Counselor. I am honored and excited to be supporting you all this school year. 

A little about me... 

My parents moved here from the Philippines to California and I was born in Hayward and lived most of my life right here in the East Bay.  I received my Bachelor's in Sociology at CSUH and will be receiving my Master’s Degree in Counseling & Guidance at SJSU. 

I look forward to empowering each and everyone of you to succeed in meeting your own personal, academic, and career goals for this year and beyond. During our school closure, I am available via email, phone, text, and zoom so please feel free to reach out anytime and I will do my best to respond in 24 hours.

I look forward to meeting you all.


Ms. Paronia

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be CHANGED until it is FACED. - James Baldwin



Google #: (510) 274-1651

Google Classrooms Code: se65t7c


Parents/Guardians, download Remind and add me for easy messaging and the most current updates!


My Drop-in Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. 


Make an appointment with Ms. Paronia