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Student Support







Welcome to the Student Support Team page!  We are excited that you’re here. Student support and well-being is important to us at Pleasant Hill Middle. Keep reading to learn more about us and our role on campus.  Please also save these community crisis support numbers:

Contra Costa Crisis Center 800-833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121
California Youth Crisis Line 800-843-5200 (Text or Call)                                                             Suicide and Crisis Hotline – Dial 988 from the phone to be connected

Visit our district counseling website and list of resources.

Counseling Services:

  • Overall school climate and well-being initiatives including lunchtime events and clubs.
  • Social emotional learning coordination for school
  • Collaboration with all stakeholders including community partners
  • Brief small group and/or 1:1 counseling as needed (needs beyond this may warrant an outside therapy referral)
  • Personal development
  • Academic advisement and support
  • Collaboration with elementary and high schools to plan for receiving and sending our students to the next grade
  • Career exploration
  • Support with building peer relationships and conflict resolution
  • Providing resources for students/parents
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Facilitating equity work as aligned with our districts LCAP goals
  • Participation in meetings such as Leadership, 504, SST, CARE Team, MTSS and more

Students may see a counselor at any time. "Counseling Request Forms" are available at the counter in the student entrance of the office and are responded to as soon as possible which can sometimes take a few days depending on the week.



Who can refer a student to the counselors?

  • Self-Referral (Students can ask to see the counselor by leaving a note in the counselor box in the office)
  • Peer referral (A peer may refer a friend to the counselor)
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral


Clubs on Campus




 Robin Zahner (Counselor, 6th & 7th grades and all students   with 504 plans),, 925-682-8000 x3956

 After providing case management services to adults last school year, Robin has returned to Pleasant Hill Middle for her 7th year on campus. Robin earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s College of California. Robin enjoys working with students and meeting them where they are at on their educational journey. She believes in partnering with families to help students have the best middle school experience as possible. Middle school is a huge transition for students which sometimes comes with some stress and unease. Robin is here to support students socially, academically and emotionally while working to promote an overall positive, accepting, welcoming and inclusive school climate for everyone.

Lily Moore (Counselor, 8th Grade),, 925-682-8000 x3955

This is Lily's first year with Pleasant Hill Middle School and she is extremely excited to join the team! Lily is currently in her second year with the district and has been in education for the past 4 years. She is passionate about providing a safe space for students to openly be themselves and have a voice. Every student deserves a campus and education where they are safe, healthy, and happy and are supported in an equitable, positive environment. Her goal is to support students in finding their individualized path to success while helping reduce any barriers to them reaching their fullest potential. As a school counselor, she is able to provide students and their families support for social and emotional needs, academic support, college and career readiness, and advocacy support. Lily is looking forward to having a great year with the Ram community!


Mr. Dan Roll (Student Support, 6th, 7th, 8th grades), 

I have been working at Pleasant Hill Middle School for seven years in the role of student support and my work with students focuses on using communication skills and thoughtful problem solving to deal with conflicts. Middle school can be a challenging time socially. Between changing friendships and increased social media interactions, there are times when you might not feel good about the way things are going with someone or more than one person on campus. I love helping students navigate tricky social situations and helping them learn and practice skills that are super necessary for anyone planning to live a successful, fulfilling life.