Angela Harger

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th Hebert – Mayugba
10th AbouBechara -Burwell-Callero / Keffer – Mahmoud
11th Abildgaard – Boylan / Jeffers – Marsh
12th Aceves – Brannan

I knew I wanted to be a school counselor in the fourth grade. With that goal in mind, I attended Xavier University and earned my BS in Psychology.

(916) 480-2103

Jennifer Rasmussen

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th Casey – Haynes
10th Cameron – Guzman
11th Bradford – French
12th Bratset – Gonong

My love for working with students in a school setting began with my B.A.

(916) 418-2634

Christopher Seibert

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th McDonald – Ryan
10th Mammola – Schmidt
11th Martin – Ryan
12th McClain – Rucker

I began my journey in education in 1994, after a Social Science B.A. from Whittier College and a teaching credential from Chapman University.

(916) 418-2635

Amanda Smith
Director of Counseling Services

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th Adams – Carroll
10th Hall – Jones
11th Gadhok – Isola
12th Graham – Marshall

This is my seventh year working in the Counseling Department at Jesuit High School and my second year as the Director of Counseling Services. I earned my degree in Liberal Studies from Sacramento State with the intent of teaching in the elementary schools. Many years later, I found a home among the wonderful faculty and staff at Jesuit and was inspired to go back to school. In 2014, I began my Masters in Educational Counseling and earned my PPS Credential in 2016. I absolutely love working at Jesuit and being a part of this school community. I am truly fortunate to be able to continue my work with the students in this new role and look forward to an exciting year.

  • BA Liberal Studies – CSU Sacramento, 2005
  • MS Educational Counseling – National University, 2016


(916) 480-2143

Kathy Van Liefde

Counselor Caseload (by Last Name):

9th Sands – Zweig
10th Schwartz – Zavala
11th Saca – Zirbel
12th Russell – Zoghbi

Kathy Van Liefde has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Counseling.  She began working at Jesuit as a mathematics teacher in the fall of 1996, having taught math at the high school level since 1985. She began her career as a counselor at Jesuit in the fall of 2003.  Kathy is also the Assistant Director of Testing. 

(916) 418-2624