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Debra Chandler (College and Career Readiness Counselor)

The links below can help you get in touch with Mrs. Chandler. Please read the descriptions carefully and select the one that best meets your needs.

Crisis Support

If you or someone you know are in crisis, please do not hesitate to ask for help. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

If it is not an emergency and during school hours (M-F 7:30am-3:00pm), please come to the office and talk to a staff member to find a Counselor to talk to. If it is after school hours, please call the NM Crisis Line at 855-662-7474 or text the word HOME to 741741.

Student Assistance

If you have a quick question, fill out the link below and Mrs. Chandler will reach out via email with the information.

Request to meet with Mrs. Chandler (students only)

Student Appointments

To make an appointment to meet with Mrs. Chandler, click on the link below to view her online appointment calendar to find a time that will work for you. Please try to select a time that doesn't interfere with your classes. If you need to select a time that is during class, communicate with your teacher where you will be and return to class immediately after your appointment ends.

Student Appointment Calendar

Parent and Student Appointments

Mrs. Chandler has set up an appointment calendar for parents to set up appointments. The link below will take you to a calendar that shows her availability. These appointments are longer in length than the student appointments. She does prefer to have the students join these parent meetings to help guide the discussion. If the student is able to join, try to schedule a time that does not interfere with class time.

Parent Appointment Calendar

FAFSA Appointments (Seniors only)

Mrs. Chandler can assist seniors and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). She serves as the trainer for other Counselors across the state and is an expert in the FAFSA process. Starting in October of the senior year, you can make an appointment to meet one-on-one to go through the application together. Once you make the appointment via the link below, you will receive a confirmation with the information that you need to gather to have during the appointment. 

FAFSA Appointment


Debra Chandler

Mrs. Chandler was born and raised in Florida. She moved to California upon graduating from high school and attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. She also holds a Master's degree in School Counseling from the University of LaVerne. 

Pursing a career in school counseling came from her love of higher education and providing students with guidance in navigating their college opportunities. Prior to moving to Albuquerque, she spent 10 years as an academic advisor and student support specialist at colleges in California and North Dakota. When her husband received orders to Kirtland AFB in 2010, she was hired at La Cueva High School as the first College and Career Readiness Counselor. This position allows her the opportunity to assist high school students with exploring opportunities after high school, including finding the right career/major, exploring and applying to colleges and figuring out how to pay for post-secondary education.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and three children, watching them compete in ROTC and sports (especially hockey).