• Welcome to the FHS Counseling Department!

    Counseling Team

     Our team includes five licensed school counselors, two school psychologists, our counseling secretary, and our attendance and school withdrawls.  We use a collaborative approach, drawing upon the expertise and special interests of our counselors.  Our school counselors wear many hats:

    • academic support and guidance in high school for students and parents
    • crisis counseling and suicide assessment
    • referrals for mental health services
    • scheduling
    • college preparation, search, and application assistance
    • other post-secondary planning
    • referrals to alternative schools
    • college test information and registration assistance
    • credit recovery, online class information, and night/summer school registration
    • forecast guide 2019/2020


    School Counselors

    Freshmen and Juniors Last names A-G  
    Javier Huerta (jhuerta@pps.net x84356) 

    Bio - Coming Soon!


    Freshmen and Juniors Last names H-O  
    Sara Goldman (sgoldman@pps.net x84320) 

    Ms. Goldman has been with PPS for 8 years and this is her 5th year at Franklin High School.  She took a long journey through her college education attending several community colleges and universities before graduating with a BA and Master's degree from Portland State University. She is trained in mental health as well as school counseling and is deeply committed to pursuing social justice and fighting systemic racism. When not at Franklin, Sara enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, spending time with her family and friends, and being outdoors. Please come in and connect with Ms. Goldman! 


    Freshmen and Juniors Last names P-Z  
    Tearale Triplett (ttriplett@pps.net@pps.net x84326) 

    Tearale was born and raised in NE Portland, and is a graduate of PPS (Lincoln HS) with almost 20 years’ experience as a PPS counselor. He initially began his career at Jefferson HS, spending seven years there before moving to Grant HS, where he spent the last twelve years. He is a proud graduate of both the University of Oregon (double BS in Marketing & Management, Sociology minor), and Clark Atlanta University (MA in Counseling Psychology). He has two Middle School aged children, and his wife also works for PPS. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, working out, reading, watching sports, and fishing.


    Sophomores and Seniors Last Names A-G

    Maleka Allen (mallen1@pps.net x84375)

    Maleka Allen is the newest member of Franklin HS Counseling Team.   She was born in a tiny village on the island of  Madagascar and has lived many parts of the world including  USA.  Her family’s strong belief that education gives everyone an option to pursue life goals is one of the reason she is a school counselor.  She has been a school counselor for over 10 years ( she took time to raise two children who are college graduates).  She has been at PPS for over three years and previously  came from Washington State.  She splits her work hours between Franklin HS and Reconnection Center@ Benson (part of the Multiple Pathways to Graduation).  She has attended Gonzaga, University of Washington and City University of Seattle.   When not working, you can find Ms. Allen in airports indulging her love of travelling the world, spending time with family and friends and always  learning new things.  


    Sophomores and Seniors Last Names H-O
    Holly Vaughn-Edmonds (hvedmonds@pps.net x84357)

    Holly has been at Franklin for nine years, and prior to that time she worked as a middle school counselor for 17 years.  Her passion is helping all students be engaged in pursuing their passions in post secondary planning, and helping first generation students access necessary resources to further their education through college and career training.  She was chosen at School Counselor of the Year in 2016 because of a highly recognized FAFSA Completion Project that FHS staff and All Hands Raised (an educational advocacy non profit) collaborated on.  Holly has two sons who have graduated from college and are working in sustainability design and community organizing.   After acquiring a BS in business from Bucknell University, Holly pursued a Masters in Social Work from University of California at Berkeley, and her School Counseling License at PSU.  When not at school, Holly is in the pool, getting in the woods, or practicing her Spanish.   


    Sophomores and Seniors Last Names P-Z 
    Hoang Tran (htran1@pps.net x84310)

    Mr. Tran has been at Franklin High School for more than 15 years.  He believes in education where one can learn to be succeeded, overcome ignorant, and become a well-rounded person.  Curiosity, dedication, hardworking, and a willingness to ask for help are some of the essential skills student needs to be succeed in high school he believes. Success to him is when preparation and opportunity meet.  He has no agendas for his students whether they want to go to a two years college in Oregon for free with a 2.5 GPA, a public or a private 4-year university, a trade program, join the military, take a gap year, or just want to go to work right after high school.  He believes in the freedom of choice that the students have for themselves. He grew up in Washington just across the Columbia River. He went to Clark College for one year then transfer down to City College of San Francisco and ended up at San Francisco State University with a BA in Liberal Studies focus in Humanities and philosophy, and a Master Degree in School Pupil personnel and Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. 


    School Psychologists

    Our school psychologists provide testing and counseling to students, work intensively with our students who have IEPs, and provide assessments and counseling to those students in crisis.

    Deborah Dombrowski  (ddombrowski@pps.net  x84361)

    Deborah came to school psychology after working, as a photographer and a writer, with youth-at-risk. She has been a school psych at Franklin  High School for four years, and worked in Beaverton and Sandy before that. Deborah sees adolescence as a time of unique possibility, and enjoys helping students navigate both the academic and personal challenges that are a part of these years. She is especially interested in the discoveries coming out of neuroscience explaining how our brains work, and how we affect one another. When Deborah's not at school she loves hanging out with her family, and photographing, biking, and writing.


    Megan Moyer (mmoyer@pps.net  x84355)

    Megan has been with PPS since 2009, and worked for the Eugene School District for three years before joining PPS, and is Nationally Certified. As a school psychologist, degrees to support children and families range from ages birth to 21 years and Megan has experience across all ages. Megan came to Franklin HS after working with the Wilson HS team for eight years and has a passion for supporting students and families’ visions and goals. Megan has a heart for persisting and creating opportunities for students to be their best selves. When not in school, Megan spends time with her family, loves being outdoors, learning new things.

    College and Career Coordinator: Martin Rodriguez 

    (mrodriguez5@pps.net  x84315)



    School Social Worker

    Our school social worker Jed McClean provides mental health assessment, short-term counseling, and referral to culturally responsive services to students and their families experiencing crisis or social-emotional barriers to learning; as well as connection to community-based resources around homelessness, housing instability, food insecurity, and any other lacking basic needs. The social worker also maintains the Student Resource Center in office SS-210 which provides clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene and school supplies, backpacks, and other basic needs. For access see the Counseling office secretary. (In his off hours Jed can be found at home 1/2 time with his 2 young sons, reading scifi, brewing kombucha, running, hiking, and biking to work)

    Jed McClean, LSSW (jmcclean1@pps.net x84372, work cell: 971-319-4087)

    Administrative Staff

    Counseling Secretary: Sheila Dygert (x84353)

    Sheila has been at Franklin for 32 years.

    Counseling office fax: 503-916-2456


    2018-19 Senior Fall Presentation!

    Counseling Newsletter  September 2017

    Franklin High School Profile  2018/2019

    Guidance Presentations: 

    9th Grade Presentation Fall 2017