Counseling Office

Joanna Paun
Director of University and Academic Guidance
College Counselor, Junior – Senior Academic Counselor

Mrs. Paun holds a Master’s in Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology, both from Sonoma State University.  She also has a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.  Before coming to St. Vincent de Paul High School, she worked as a Junior High School Counselor and spent her internship year working with high school students in an Alternative Education High School.



Meghann Rubino
Assistant Director of University and Academic Guidance
Registrar, Freshmen – Sophomore Academic Counselor

Mrs. Rubino graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Communication and Sociology. She then worked as an academic advisor for 5 years throughout the UC system at Santa Barbara, San Diego and Davis campuses. After taking time off to be home with her two children, she began at SVdHS in 2014 as the Registrar. Currently, she is both the Registrar and 9th/10th grade academic advisor.

The Advising Department provides support to students in recognizing their aptitudes and developing unique abilities as they relate to college and career paths. Our team works to monitor individual academic progress, offers guidance during the college application process, and provides standardized testing opportunities.  We assist students in finding and ultimately enrolling in a college that best fits their interests, talents and life-goals.

Besides academic support, we also provide social and emotional support to students as this is a time of immense personal growth in the lives of our students.  Additional programs include Freshman & Transfer Orientation, Junior and Senior College Nights, Financial Aid Information and College Representative Visits.

Parents are encouraged to discuss with the Advising team any issues or concerns they may have regarding the academic, personal, emotional or spiritual development of their student.