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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6

Crean Lutheran Counselors seek to shepherd students through high school, prepare students for college, and ultimately trust in the Lord's plan over their lives. Over four years, students will invest time, talent, and energy painting a self-portrait which represents not only their academic standing, but also, and more importantly, their character, leadership, and volunteerism. The mission of Crean Lutheran High School is Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, and within the context of that mission, our counselors challenge students to meet their potential and enter college and the workplace as capable individuals who represent and glorify Christ in whatever they pursue!

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Students throwing their caps in the air at graduation
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Four Year College Planning

College Counseling

Crean Lutheran offers a comprehensive counseling program in which counselors are devoted to helping students identify their academic and extra-curricular passion(s) as well as their God-given strengths so that students are well angled applicants in their collegiate endeavors. Our counselors provide an individually tailored approach to each student through specialized four-year planning services. Specifically, we provide a Freshman Counselor whose expertise is geared towards the unique needs of a 9th grader; transitioning to high school successfully, navigating a rigorous schedule and getting connected to campus life.  Our other counselors transition students to focus on and prepare for standardized testing (SAT/ACT), college planning via Naviance Student, course selection, campus involvement and commitment to the community and church.


Crean Lutheran's counselor to student ratio is 155:1 compared to the California state ratio of 601:1.

Class of 2021


seniors are active members of the National Honor Society


seniors went to a four-year college


seniors went to a Christian University


senior accepted an ROTC appointment to the US Army


went on to attend a college or university


average scholarship award per student


went to US News top-50 school


seniors are lifetime members of the California Scholarship Federation



College Attendance

This is a list of institutions where a few of our graduates are pursuing higher education.

See Full Listing of Colleges

Meet the Counseling Staff

Our six counselors are active members of both the National Association of College Admission Counselors as well as the American School Counseling Association.  The counseling staff is trained to provide comprehensive counseling services that include: academic planning, personal/social support, college/career readiness, and spiritual guidance.

At Crean Lutheran we have:

6 full-time Credentialed Counselors

  • 4 Counselors for grades 9-12
  • 1 Learning Success Program Counselor
  • 1 International Counselor

Additionally, a Campus Pastor is available for consultation and spiritual guidance.

maddie beavers - counseling & academic clerk

949.387.1199 ext. 2506

Shawneece coyle - Counselor for Last Names A-D, Grades 9-12

949.387.1199 ext. 2141

bronwen estrada - registrar

949.387.1199 ext. 2410

rasha hanna -  Counselor for last names s-z, grades 9-12

949.387.1199 ext. 2452

stacy kemp - academic advisor

949.387.1199 ext. 2505

eun chu kim - vice principal of academics

949.387.1199 ext. 4100

Sherrie Lah - Director of International Department & Counselor

949.387.1199 ext. 2406

Mary Oliver - Learning Success Program Director

949.387.1199 ext. 2404

Kellie puls - Counselor for last names e-k, grades 9-12

949.387.1199 ext. 2383

Lauren Yakinian - Director of Counseling & Counselor for last names l-r, grades 9-12

949.387.1199 ext. 2409


priscillla zedaker -  Counselor for learning success program

949.387.1199 ext. 2451