Loving Hands
  • The counselors in Old Adobe Union School District work as a team to bring the most current and compassionate work possible to support students in our district. We will soon have an email availble so that parents can ask general questions where we will be choosing one question a month to answer here in the Counselor Corner under the Parent Questions page. While we are hired to support our students, we are mindful that it "takes a village" and welcome communication from all involved in a child's life. We look forward to working with your children and being as supportive to you as much as we can! 

Beki Long

  • Beki Long, School Counselor at La Tercera Elementary Schhol

     I am Beki Long, born and raised in Petaluma, and I can be found at two elementary schools in our district. I work at La Tercera on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays and at Sonoma Mountain on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I have a P.P.S. Credential and have been working for Old Adobe Unified School District for 11 years. I previously worked at Lincoln School in Santa Rosa for 14 years. My husband and I have two grown children. We share our home now with two dogs, two cats, two goats and five chickens.  In addition to working with children, my passions include gardening, hiking, swimming and enjoying the beach.

    Click here to email me with any questions you may have. 

     

  • Becky Toft

    Hi! My name is Becky Toft and I am one of the counselors at Loma Vista Immersion Academy.  I earned my B.A in Sociology at UCSB and my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Loma Linda University.  I am a licensed Marriage and Familiy Therapist and have spent many years working with children and families, both in clinics and private practice. I have had the privilege to work at Loma Vista Immersion Academy for the past five years. I enjoy working with all of the wonderful students at our school, and feel lucky to be able to create a counseling program to meet the ever changing needs of our student community with my co-counselor, Karen Clem.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing games, hiking, reading, and cooking.

     

     

    Kelly

    Hello, I am Kelly Musca and I am grateful and proud to be a part of the Old Adobe Union School District counseling team. I work at Old Adobe on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at Miwok Village alongside Tara Hayes on Mondays. I hold a B.A. in Media Studies from UC Berkeley and a P.P.S. Credential and M. A. in School Counseling from Sonoma State University.  I am happy to have settled in Sonoma County and to be collaborating with parents and school staff to meet the needs of families in our beautiful community. 

    In addition to working with children, I enjoy trail running in our lush county parks, baking fruit-filled treats, reading anything I can get my hands on, and spending time with my loved ones.

    If you have any questions or would like to connect, please email me at kmusca@oldadobe.org

Tara Hayes

  • Tara Hayes is s School Counselor at Miwok Valley Elementary

    Hello, I'm Tara Hayes, one of the school counselors at Miwok Valley Elementary Charter School. I'm a California native, having grow up on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and have been a Bay Area resident since 2002. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University and M.A. in Counseling Psychology (with PPS Credential) from the University of San Francisco.

    I began my work as a School Counselor at a public K-8 school in San Francisco, where I remained for many years. I've been happy to be here at Miwok since 2016, and now working alonside Kelly Musca. My aim is to be a steady source of support and encouragement for students, providing them valuable tools and guidance as they navigate their academic and personal lives.

    In additon to my role here at Miwok, I have been teaching yoga and meditation since 2014. I also enjoy traveling, good food, the outdoors and spending quality time with my husband and our son, Finn.

    Click here to email me with any questions you may have.

Counselor Kim Buksa

  • Counselor Kim Buska


    Hi! I am Kim Buksa and I am one of the School Counselors at Sonoma Mountain Elementary on Fridays. I have a special knack for connecting with kids. I bring a calm, easy presence, warm-hearted compassion and a sense of humor to my work. This makes counseling a place that children want to be.
    I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Sonoma State University and my Masters in Counseling at CIIS in San Francisco. From there I held internships in San Francisco, Novato, Santa Rosa and Petaluma. I settled in Petaluma with my family where I got licensed as an MFT and started my work as a therapist in private practice and a school counselor.Over time I have developed this specialty working with children and adolescents. I find that my work with kids, both as a school counselor and as a therapist in private practice is deeply fulfilling and immeasurably fun! I feel incredibly lucky every day to get to do the work that I love.

    Click here to email me with any questions you may have.
  • Karen Clem - School Counselor

    Hello, I am Karen Clem, one of the school counselors at Loma Vista Immersion Academy. I love being part of this vibrant school and I'm honored to be working with your children!  I hold a BS in Business and a MA in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services emphasis.  Working closely with LVIA co-counselor Becky Toft, our amazing LVIA teachers and administration, we identify student needs and develop programming to support student success. Our students are our best teachers and we are continually updating our program to meet the needs of our student body. I came to school counseling as a second career, and I am excited to be here. I have taught ESL internationally, worked extensively in group homes, trained and worked closely with student groups in equity and diversity. In addition to student advocacy, my passions include reading, nature and travel.