Welcome to the Counseling and Career Center

  • School Counselor: 

    Shannon Major, School Counselor

    Mrs. Shannon Major


    Shannon Major is a long-time Valdez resident and a Valdez High School graduate.  She fufilled her life-long school counseling goal through a winding life journey.  After high school, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Alaska Anchorage as a UA Scholar recipient.  Returning to Valdez to start her family, she worked with the local domestic violence shelter as a teen interpersonal violence prevention specialist.  As her children began to enter the school system, she continued her own education with a Master in Social Work degree, with a School Social Work certification. She is passionate about helping students prevail over life challenges, set goals for success, and define their future. 



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