Mrs. Teresa Garcia

Phone: 360-893-2248 x4075


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Teresa Garcia

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce  myself. I am Teresa Garcia, School Counselor.  

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Brandman University in Psychology in 2013. While finishing up my last year, I decided that I wanted to spend the rest of her life working with children and families. I went on to earn my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from City University in 2015. While in graduate school, I worked in several school systems with students in pre-k to high school seniors. Prior to Orting, I served as a school counselor at Sheridan Elementary (pre-k thru 5) in Tacoma.

I would like to share with you information about the School Counseling Program at Orting Primary School.  My primary responsibilities are to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I look forward to offering support to the students, staff, families, and community. I will be meeting with students individually or in small groups, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all the students and families of Orting Primary School.

Any student can request to meet with me or be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have any concerns regarding your child. If you would like for me to meet with your child, please do not hesitate to contact the counseling department.

I am very much looking forward to the opportunities to interact with each of the students and help them to grow and succeed in any way possible!  The direct line to the counseling department is (360)872-4075 ext. 4075.  I can be reached by email at  

I look forward to getting to know you and your students over the coming months!

Teresa Garcia,
School Counselor
All students ready for college, careers, and life!


Resources for Families

  • The Haven Teen Center

    The Haven Center is a great resource for teens and adolescents. Their mission is to empower youth to become independent, successful, contributing members of their community. Their vision is to become a haven for teens in Orting. To help our Orting teens be recognized as a cornerstone of the Orting Valley Community.

    112 Train St. SW
    PO Box 1423
    Orting, WA 98360
    P: (360) 872-8252