Phone: (208)855-4132


Degrees and Certifications:

MA in Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Certified Pupil Personnel Services Certified K-12

Meet Ms. Torp


My name is Maria "Keny" Pereda-Torp your school counselor. I am very excited to be part of Pepper Ridge Elementary. I have been a school counselor for 6 years and I have enjoyed every minute of it!
I am originally from Chile, South America and have lived in Boise for the last 26 years. After 10 years of running a Montessori preschool, I went back to school and I received my Master Degree in Counseling from BSU in 2012. 
I enjoy spending time with friends, my two wonderful daughters and our busy dogs "Lucky" and "Kali". I love my job working as a counselor helping children and families not only at the school but in other settings in Meridian as a PCIT trained therapist. 
2020 is a different year, however I will continue supporting our students in important areas such as academics, career readiness and above all social-emotional. We will be creative and get together remotely or physically distancing while at school.
Looking forward to meeting you and your family soon!
You can reach me via email at or by phone at (208) 855-4132
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 to 4:30