Director of Counseling
BA in English from University of California, Riverside; MS in Educational Counseling and Guidance from California State University, San Bernardino; Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling; Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
Mia Hardy brings extensive school counseling experience to California Connections Academy schools. Ms. Hardy uses proactive therapeutic methods in order to promote academic, social, and behavioral development among all students. She is a creative professional who is skilled in working with students of diverse backgrounds, such as the underrepresented student populations—African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino—from elementary school through undergraduate levels of education. She specializes in program planning and implementation and college and career readiness.
Ms. Hardy’s number one priority is to prepare all students to pursue a post-secondary education at any level and remove academic, social, and emotional barriers by providing a multi-tiered system of support. Ms. Hardy encourages students to maximize their educational opportunity and achieve their fullest potential for growth. She says, “I have always been driven to educate our youth on unforeseen opportunities. I have a personal goal to be resourceful for all students and educate them on the importance of pursuing post-secondary educational goals and lifelong learning.”
'It is that the individual has within himself or herself vast resources for self-understanding, for altering his or her self-concept, attitudes and self-directed behavior—and that these resources can be tapped if only a definable climate of facilitative psychological attitudes can be provided.'
— Carl Rogers