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 graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a degree in Sports Management.  Brian lives in LA.  He graduated from the University of the Pacific with a degree in Business and minor 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 a School Counselor at LHS in 2003 was a positive decision for me.  I enjoy working in the school setting and I feel so fortunate to work with such an amazing student body and staff.  I consider myself a goal setter; the same philosophy that we want our students to have in high school and beyond.  It is so rewarding to watch students start their freshman year, set short and long term goals for themselves and to be able to witness their accomplishments through the ups and downs that they experience.

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 are students at Lincoln High. 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”.  In my High School Counselor role, I serve 9th through 12th grade students and their families who have the last name between HARS to LE.  I have been in the counseling field for 13 years and have experience working with students in K-12; Community Day; Continuation; and Community College environments. For the past year and a half, I have started imparting my expertise and knowledge on Master Level graduate students by becoming an Adjunct Professor for CSU, Stanislaus and CSU, Sacramento in their counseling programs.

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 have been together for almost 12 years and we took care of my Grandmother who raised me for almost 14 years; she passed from this life on March 4, 2018.  I was honored and humbled by this experience of being a caretaker/parent to my Grandmother.  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.

Annette Knowles


This is my first year at Lincoln High School and I am excited to join the LHS Counseling Department.  I was born and raised in Stockton and graduated from Saint Mary’s High School.  I attended Delta College before transferring to Fresno State where I earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies and my Multiple Subject Credential.  I returned to Stockton and completed a Masters degree in Educational Psychology and a Pupil Personnel Credential at University of the Pacific. I have been a high school counselor for 25 years and love my job!

I have 3 children (my older two have graduated from college and my youngest is a sophomore at San Diego State).  I cherish our family time and we enjoy hiking together, traveling, and trips to the beach.   


Lisa Barbieri

I have genuinely enjoyed working in the education field for the past 15 years. This is my sixth 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  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.

Kory  Kory Kambara

I am proud and excited to be a member of the Lincoln High School Counseling Department. I grew up in Los Angeles, California and loved to play and watch sports.  This motivated me to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Azusa Pacific University (APU).  While completing my undergraduate degree, I realized that I loved working with high school students and wanted a career that allowed me to help them more holistically.  This is why I decided to go back to school and earn my Master’s Degree and Pupil Personnel Services credential in Educational and Clinical Counseling from APU.  

I am engaged to my fiancé, Cori, who is a LHS alumna.  We love going to Disneyland and watching baseball together, even though I am Dodgers fan.  

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 1
994.   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.