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Meet Our Wellness Team

Meet the amazing Borel Middle School wellness team! Students can reach out to their counselors for questions, guidance, and support.

School psychologists may provide support and consultation to teachers and parents of students experiencing learning and/or behavior problems. Students with an Individual Education Program who exhibit the need for a higher level of care may be recommended to receive Educationally-Related Mental Health Services. Restorative practices is a field within the social sciences that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. (IIRP) Please contact the SMFC Student Services Department for additional information or support at (650) 312-7341.

Cara Wharton (A-G)
Ms. Wharton grew up in Southern California and has been living in the Bay Area ever since she attended graduate school for her master's degree in counseling. Ms. Wharton has been working at Borel since August of 2006, and loves being a part of the Borel Community, particularly helping students adjust to the middle school years. Outside of school, Ms. Wharton enjoys long walks, cardio classes at the gym, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.


Laura Griffin (H-O)

Christian Potter (P-Z)

Mr. Potter grew up in Villa Park, California and attended UCLA where he majored in History and National University where he studied for his MS in School Counseling. He has worked at Borel for the past 4 years. He loves helping students navigate their classes and guiding them through difficult times. When he is not at school, Mr. Potter is at the gym lifting weights, spending time with his friends and family, or going for outdoor walks.

Jonathan Lopez (Wellness Staff)

Mr. Lopez grew up in Fresno, California and has been a school counselor for the past 2 years. Mr. Lopez loves working with Middle school students and is especially interested in helping meet their social and emotional needs. Mr. Lopez enjoys working at Borel and looks forward to talking to students daily. During his free time, Mr. Lopez enjoys spending quality time with his wife and twin boys, as well as exercising and spending time with his parents, siblings, and friends.
Kimilou Gilchrist (TOSA) Ms. Gilchrist grew up in Yokohama, Japan and Foster City, California. English was her second language. She majored in liberal studies with an emphasis in sociology. She feels very fortunate to be working in the school district in which she attended school as a child. Ms. Gilchrist has taught in elementary school before working with middle schoolers in the alternative education classroom and tobacco use prevention teacher for our middle schools. She has been a “Bobcat” for two years as the Teacher on Special Assignment in Student Services. She enjoys being on the water paddle boarding or being on an outrigger canoe.
Julienne Nakano (TOSA for Restorative Practice)
Lexis Momon (YSB Staff) Ms. Momon grew up in Georgia and moved to the Bay Area to pursue counseling psychology. Ms. Momon has provided individual and group therapy services for Borel students over the last two years. She enjoys getting to build one on one relationships with students, helping them to explore their social and emotional needs. Outside of school, Ms. Momon can often be found hiking, trying new foods, and enjoying the company of loved ones.

Myrta Rosa (School Psychologist)