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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (208) 855-4132
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 to 4:30