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Portola Counselor
Hello Portola Elementary Families,
My name is Robert Barreto, and I will be the new school counselor for the 2023-2024 School Year. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for the upcoming school year. I’m a lifelong resident of the city of Ventura and was fortunate enough to graduate from Buena High School. I attended San Francisco State University for my Bachelors Degree, as well as completed my Masters of Science from California Lutheran University. I pride myself in utilizing my education, as well as personal life experiences to better support students. Sports has always been big part of my life as I grew up locally playing both football, as well as baseball. I enjoy watching both the LA Rams and Dodgers. If I’m not at the game in person, you will find me enjoying quality time at home with my loved ones.
I previously worked at Juanamaria Elementary School where I was able to support students as well as families to the best of my abilities. I truly believe that challenging times are great opportunities for growth, especially amongst our students. I intend to develop positive connections with students, as well as make sure that I am always available to them to support in all ways possible. I pride myself in having a positive energy that will help to make this school year a great one.
I looked forward to getting to know students, and families this year. It is my hope that by supporting students, and helping to create a positive learning environment this will be a great school year for all of us.
Robert Barreto, School Counselor
Ventura Unified School District
Portola Elementary School
6700 Eagle Street
Ventura, CA  93004
You can contact Mr. Barreto by phone at 805-289-1734, ext. 2121 and by email at


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