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Ms. LaNaja Sankey

  • Ms. Sankey is an alumnus of the University of Southern California where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been a proud RMS Tiger since 2010. In addition to her School Counseling duties at RMS, she is the PBIS coach on campus. She assists in supporting our staff and students with the district’s vision for Positive Behavior and Multi-Tiered Support Systems.  When asked why she loves being an RMS Counselor she stated, “I love being a school counselor because I am inspired daily by my coworkers' dedication and our student’s limitless potential. Every day at RMS is an adventure”

Mrs. Deborah Smalls

  • Through her role as a counselor, Mrs. Smalls looks forward to supporting her Tigers through their middle school journey as their academic, social, and emotional growth continue to be enriched. Mrs. Smalls’ educational journey began in Rialto Unified where she attended Kelley Elementary, Frisbie Middle, and Rialto High before receiving her bachelor’s degree at University of California, San Diego, and master’s at the University of Redlands. She often sees herself in the students she serves and is driven to continue passing on the same powerful inspiration her Rialto Unified mentors reinforced within her.