The PMS Counseling Team

How do you make an appointment with your School Counselor?

  1. Send an Email to your Counselor
  2. Stop by the PMS Office and submit a request to meet the Counselor
  3. Call the Counselor or Jennifer Stahl to make an appointment
  4. Ask a teachers to come to the office.
  5. You can often find us out on campus at lunch.


Amy Sharp (student last names A-K)

I moved to California from Chicago in 2016 and love my new west coast home! On weekends you can find me hiking, biking, camping, doing yoga, trying to garden, or enjoying eating at the many amazing food spots in the Bay Area. I love National Parks. If you have a favorite, I would love to hear about it.

Working with students is my passion and I love my job! I have worked as a School Counselor since 2012 in both the high school and middle school settings. My door is always open, so feel free to call, email, or stop by any time!.


Karen Friesen (student last names L – Z)

I am a Bay Area native raised in Palo Alto, CA. I have worked as a school counselor at Albany Middle School for the past 8 years. Prior to being a school counselor, I went to school and worked in Washington, DC. I am passionate about working with young people and supporting their families, and I am excited to be a part of the Piedmont community. When not in the office, you can find me spending time with my two young kids, attempting the New York Times crossword, or taking walks around Lake Merritt. Please contact me or come by my office any time!


Caryn Palliser – Counseling Administrator

I began calling California home in 1992. I grew up in Newtonville Massachusetts where I had a fun childhood with lots of snowy winters. I now have a daughter and son who are both in college. Since 2012 I have worked in Beach and Havens~ and now I’ve found my favorite job here at PMS. My happy places are the woods, mountains, lakes, rivers and beaches. I love a wide variety of music, reading and spending a day at Spirit Rock. Stop by and say hello ~ I love to get visits!


For information regarding Piedmont High School, you can reference their website by clicking here: PHS Counseling Information