Meet Your Counselors

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David Bailey

I am happy to be part of the Lincoln High School counseling team! It is a great honor to be at a school with an amazing staff, faculty, and administration. I look forward to helping Lincoln students with their academic and vocational goals.

I first started at MJC after high school.  I then transferred to CSU Stanislaus to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education (School Counseling) and a Pupil Personnel Services credential.  


Carrie Hake,
Head Counselor

I've been a counselor at Lincoln High School since 2002.  Prior to that I worked for many years in the District as an elementary school counselor and as a teacher.  I love my job and I love coming to work every day! 

I grew up in Sunnyvale and completed my first two years of undergraduate study at De Anza Community College where I earned an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts.  I transferred as a Junior to Sacramento State University where I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology two years later.  I then applied to Graduate School and went on to complete a Master's Degree in School Counseling.  I later attended the University of the Pacific where I completed my teaching credential. 

After Grad school, I got married to my husband Chris and have lived in Stockton ever since.  Though he graduated from St. Mary's High School and "bleeds green", we somehow manage to get along... even when it means sitting on opposite sides of the football field!  We have two great kids!  Danielle lives in San Francisco.  She attended Cal Poly, SLO where she was a Sports Management major.  Brian lives in LA.  He graduated from the University of the Pacific where he majored in Business and minored in Arts and Entertainment Management. 

Ever since I transferred to Northern California to go to college, my goal "when I grew up"... was to be a High School Counselor at Lincoln High School.  Though it took me years to get here, it was certainly worth the wait!   



Kelly Jensen


Making a career change from being a Probation Officer to aSchool Counselor at LHS in 2003 was a positive decision for me.  I enjoy working in the school setting and Ifeel so fortunate to work with such an amazing student body and staff.  I consider myself a goal setter; the samephilosophy that we want our students to have in high school and beyond.  It is so rewarding to watch students starttheir freshman year, set short and long term goals for themselves and to be ableto witness their accomplishments through the ups and downs that theyexperience.

After graduating from Tokay High School, I enrolled at DeltaCollege and then transferred to California State University Sacramento.  I earned a BA degree in Organizational CommunicationStudies and Criminal Justice.  I thenpursued a career in law enforcement. While working full time, parenting a one year old daughter, and pregnantwith my second daughter, I decided that I was ready for a career change.  I enrolled at National University and earnedmy MS degree in Educational Counseling. I would not have been able to do this without the support from myhusband and my sister who actually completed the program with me.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two daughters,who keep us very busy with all of their activities. I enjoy physical fitness activities,especially running half marathons.  My favorite place to be is at the ocean,where I hope to live when I retire.



 l Dr.Lanisha Redic


Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from CSU, Stanislaus

Master’s in School and Career Counseling from CSU, Sacramento

Bachelor’s in Sociology and a concentration in Human Services from CSU, Stanislaus

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:  “Kids are my business”.  You may have worked with me on campus in the capacity of the Academic Success Center (ASC) Counselor at Lincoln High School.  In this role I served 9th and 10th grade students who needed extra support.  I was in this position for 5 years.  This summer I was promoted to a High School Counselor position and I serve 9th through 12th grade students and their families who have the last name between HARS to LE.  I am not new to the High School Counselor Role; I served in this role in another district for 3 years before coming to Lincoln.  I have experience working with students in K-12; Community Day; Continuation; and Community College environments.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND:  I had humble beginnings growing up and am glad that educators considered me an at-promise youth.  I became a School Counselor to assist students in reaching their highest potential and goals.  I am passionate about my career choice and enjoy helping teens and their families.

I am happily married to my husband and we take care of my grandmother who raised me.  I am honored and humbled by this experience.  My Mother and Father passed away recently, may they rest in peace.  I enjoy continuing to educate myself; learning and interacting with different cultures; reading; traveling; theater; comedy shows; and concerts.  I believe that all students can learn if given high expectations from caring adults.

j  Jenny Tcha

“The best way to predict your future is to create it!”

My name is Jenny Tcha and I have been with the Lincoln family since 2012 as a school counselor.  I graduated from CSU Stanislaus in Turlock, California with my Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Sciences.  I received my Masters of Science degree in counseling from CSU Sacramento. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of my career and cannot imagine myself doing anything else. 

I am proud to say that I am a first generation college student! As a child growing up in the central valley the idea of graduating from college seemed unrealistic.  My parents didn’t go to college. My older siblings didn’t go to college. I didn’t know anyone who attended college.  When it was my turn to decide whether or not I was going to attend college, I chose college.  Though the journey was difficult and I almost gave up second semester of my freshman year at CSU Stanislaus, I am thankful that I did not.   Every day at Lincoln High School confirms that this is where I am meant to be.  I am surrounded by amazing, talented students who continue to inspire me every single day with their strength, resilience, and persistence. 

I married my high school sweetheart.  We have a beautiful daughter name Katherine. I enjoy reading books.  I play tennis and soccer.  I enjoy watching X-Factor and The Voice.  I am a karaoke machine queen. 


Lisa Barbieri

I have genuinely enjoyed working in the education field for the past 15 years. This is my fifth year as a Counselor with Lincoln High School, but as alumni, I am proud to be on my old stomping grounds. I graduated from CSU, Sacramento in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. From there, I attended National University where I earned my Masters of Science Degree in Educational Counseling in 2003. I have also completed my Administrative Credential Program through National University; a testament to the importance and emphasis I put on education and try to instill in our youth. I absolutely love working with high school students. They are smarter than most people would like to admit. They have their whole lives ahead of them and to watch them go after their dreams and aspirations is very exciting.

My ten year old daughter, Genavieve, is the light of my life. I’m amazed at how I fall more in love with her each day. I enjoy snow skiing, spending time with my family, cooking, reading, yard work, and having girls days with my daughter. My two sisters are my best friends, and considering we are 100% Italian, there is a lot of loud talking, laughing, and cooking that goes on when we all get together.

I love being a part of the LHS team. It is truly an honor.

 2 Teresa Garcia

I have been with Lincoln Unified School District since1988.  I have been a Counselor at LincolnHigh since 2001, prior to that I was an Outreach Worker for 12 years and aCounselor Associate for one year.

I grew up in Mexico, my family immigrated to the US when Iwas sixteen years old, at that time I thought to myself how can my parents dothat to me! At sixteen years old you do not want to move from one side of townto another, let alone to a different country. At first, I was depressed, I missed my friends, I didn’t know muchEnglish even though I took three years of English at my old high school and Iwas always around the English language since I grew up in a border town inArizona. But now the US is my home and I understand why my parents brought usto this great country.

Like 55% of our LHS students I was not prepared to gostraight to a four-year university. I first attended Santa Ana College and thentransferred to California State University, Long Beach and majored inPsychology with emphasis in Child and Family Development and received myBachelor of Arts. I few years later, I found myself back in Stockton andreturned to school.  I attended California State University, Stanislaus topursue a graduate degree in School Counseling.

I enjoy traveling, especially to Baja California,I love soccer and Zumba. I enjoy music of all types, especially Jazz andCumbias. I love working with kids. My job is my passion!


Karen Vallery

I was born here in Stockton and attended schools in Lincoln Unified.  I am proud to say that I graduated from Lincoln High School in 1994.   I attended San Joaquin Delta College and then transferred to California State University, Fresno where I earned a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies and teaching credential.


After graduating, I moved back to Stockton.  I was a teacher in Lodi Unified for 6 years, until I decided to go back to school to become a school counselor.  I earned my Masters in Counseling and PPS Credential from Chapman University in 2010.  I have been an elementary school counselor in Lincoln Unified for the past 3 years, which I have absolutely loved.  I am proud to now be a counselor at Lincoln High School where I graduated and where I am following in the footsteps of my Dad who was a counselor and then a teacher at LHS for over 30 years.


I have been married to my husband, who also graduated from LHS for almost 10 years.  We have a 5 year old daughter named Emma.  I enjoy going to the beach whenever I can, gardening, bike rides, spending time with my family, and playing with my daughter.


I am proud to be working with the students at LHS.