• Tammy Hosaka, School Counselor


    I have been a school counselor at Hood River Valley High School for over 10 years and formally at Trout Lake School for 8 years.  I love working with teenagers and have raised two of my own.  My daughter, Megumi, is a senior at the University of Washington and my daughter, Kiki, will start her freshman year at Chapman University.

    I have extensive experience with the college admissions process.  I can answer questions about financial aid and FAFSA and merit aid/scholarships.  I work with students in our Naviance program and Oregon CIS for college and career readiness.  I write letters of recommendation and support students in their goal of post-secondary training – including apprenticeships and other career opportunities.

    Being a Hood River Options Academy School Counselor and Learning Coach is an exciting new position for me.  I believe that students need educational options that work for them.  Some students need the flexibility for advanced experiences in their area of expertise – whether it is sports or other academic pursuit.  Other students need flexibility because they are struggling with personal issues.  Maybe you are a student who is ready to be enrolled full time on a college campus.  Whatever it may be, I look forward to supporting you towards your goal of a high school diploma and more.

    Tammy Hosaka