Johnson High School Counseling Office

  • 1349 Arcade Street Saint Paul, MN 55106
    Counseling Office: (651) 290-8396
    Fax: (651) 293-6684
    "School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement."

    Welcome to Johnson Senior High School’s Counseling Department and CCRC (College & Career Resource Center)

    Licensed School Counselors:

    Song Lor ( - Students with last names A-B

    Candy Pagel ( - Students with last names C-J

    Alex Slezak ( - Students with last names K-Q

    Ker Yang ( - Students with last names R-Va

    Song Lor ( - Students with last names Vb-Z

    Samina Ali ( - Senior Class, College & Career Resource Center (CCRC)

    The counselors at Johnson Senior High School partner with students, families and staff to support student success.  To learn more about each counselor, click on their name above.


    The Optimist Club of St. Paul will be awarding fifteen $3000 scholarships. Seniors who have overcome a significant hardship and demonstrate leadership along with academic success with a commitment to their community, are encouraged to apply. Student deadline is Oct 6th to enter your information and the  Dollars for Scholars document explains the steps students take. The nominator (any staff including us counselors can do the application for up to 3 students) submits the completed application questionnaire by the October 27th deadline for us. Email me at if you are interested in this opportunity or need any help with the application process.  

    NACAC National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center October 5th. Buses will leave Johnson at 8:30am and we will return in time for 3rd lunch.  Interested juniors and seniors can pick up a permission slip from the CCRC room 1017 or download it at this link. Contact if you have any questions.


    Requesting a Recommendation Letter (see this template)


    Find out more infomation about Xello here. This platform is available to all SPPS students in grades K-12 and allows seniors to request transcripts for colleges, recommendation letters and more.



    Some important links below:

    Helpful SPPS Resources:


    JHS School Profile

    Xello School Profile

    Check back often for new information and updates!