School Counselor

BA, Communication Studies, CSU Fullerton
Masters in Educational Counseling, National University

Rayhaneh Tabatabai is the School Counselor at ECMS- Inglewood. Rayhaneh’s start in education began with elementary students in an after-school program to improve their reading and writing skills. From there, she implemented interventions, workshops and weekly goals at the high school level. Rayhaneh has also worked with kindergarten students in special education. Her passion for students and education eventually led her to complete her BA in Communication Studies from CSU Fullerton and a Master’s in Educational Counseling from National University.

Rayhaneh is also drawn to ECS’ mission to teach students about self advocacy, social awareness and sustainability. She is extremely passionate about teaching others the importance of being environmentally conscious and has started a recycling program for two other organizations that she previously worked for. 

In her spare time, Rayhaneh likes to garden, write, watch movies, and attend concerts. She grew up playing basketball and has coached both boys and girls teams at the high school level. She is a huge foodie and is always looking for new restaurants to try. One of her favorite quotes is by UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”