In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

Hello, I am Laurie Peterson, and I am your Career Counselor and College Advisor. I have worked for Pasco County Schools for 31 years. I have Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.  I am currently also an adjunct instructor for PHSC and teach dual enrollment classes here at RRHS.

My role is to assist students and families, throughout all four years at River Ridge High School, with career and college planning to make sure students are prepared for whatever paths they choose after high school. Additionally, I can help students with community service, Bright Futures and Financial Aid questions.

I am available for appointments with students and parents during periods 2-7. Click Here to schedule an appointment. I can also be reached at or 727-774-7142 for questions that do not require an appointment.

*During this unusual time of Covid 19 and social distancing, some of the presentations and events I usually host have been put on hold or are being offered virtually.  Please check our school site regularly for upcoming opportunities and events.