Steven Avina is a life long Desert Valley Resident born at Indio Memorial Hospital. His journey to Palm Springs started in Thermal, CA with stops along the way in Indio and eventually settling in Palm Springs. While at Palm Springs High School he was a three sport letterman in Football, Basketball and Baseball. Avina was on the Academic Honor Roll because even at a young age he knew that academics were key to leaving the desert. At PSHS, he participated in ASB, CSF and of course was a member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Coachella Valley. Mr. Avina's highlight was his senior year in football where they took 2nd place in DVL, ran back a kick off in the quarterfinal game to break the tie, and of course his acceptance to University of California at Santa Barbara. After graduating from Palm Springs High School in 2001 it took him ten years to return to his beloved Alma Mater where he now serves as a School Counselor, Past ASB Senior Advisor and Coach for the Freshmen Football team. Mr. Steven Avina loves his community, his family and his Alma Mater.
As a School Counselor, my student's best interest is placed first and foremost. Everyday is met with a smile, a handshake or a hug and a piece of who I am. Palm Springs High School help build an academic foundation for my past, present and future. Mr. Steven Avina is married to Nichi Avina and they have a beautiful daughter born in 2013; Lotus and twin boys born in 2015; AJ & UWATS. They both share in their love for education as she is a middle school science teacher.
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA Master of Arts in Counseling, School Specialization August 2011
Pupil Personnel Credential
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counselors
University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Chicano Studies June 2005
Minor, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
Palm Springs High School, Palm Springs, CA
Diploma, June 2001
California Scholastic Federation Member
3 Sport Varsity Letterman
American School Counselor's Association 2009-Present
National Association for College Admission Counseling- Present
California Association for School Counseling-Present