Neil Rosen

Neil Rosen

Transition Counselor

Glenn Rockey H.S. located in a probation camp in the city of San Dimas, CA.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Passion for helping others.
Majored in psychology in undergraduate work.
Worked as a substitute teacher while going for my Masters Degree in Counseling & Guidance.
Working at night getting hours for my MFCC license.
Went back to college for my Masters in Ed. Psychology in order to become a School Psychologist.
After three years being a School Psychologist, I became a School Counselor in order to work with all.
After 7 years as a Middle School Counselor, I got a position working with Los Angeles Office of Ed.


Transition Counselor

I transition students back into the community through school contacts.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I prepare school information for the Transition Multi-Disciplinary Meetings which includes credits by age, credits by grade, current grades, behavior, regular ed. or special ed., home high school, recommendation for school, school contact person, and appointment time with school personnel upon release. I contact school districts and find out the student's home high school. I find out if the student is on an expulsion order.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I would recommend working for a school district before working for the County Office of Education. You must have patience and understanding. You are working with students who haven't been successful in a regular school setting. Many of these students like to challenge authority figures.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Social Work
Social Work


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should be an accountant or a teacher. My parents really didn't push me one way or another. I did take an accounting class to make my father happy. I realized it wasn't my cup of tea. My parents let me find my own niche in life. I guess I'm fortunate compared to others."

Challenges I Overcame

Gangs / Violence
First-Generation Immigrant