About Chérie Somavia

Chérie Somavia is the Director of the Office for the Prevention of Student Bullying, Harassment & Abuse. Chérie is a retired police officer with 20 years of law enforcement experience where much of her time was spent working with youth. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She brings decades of experience working with youth, community organizations, and diverse populations.

In this role, Chérie is responsible for:

  • Facilitating efforts to prevent student bullying, harassment and abuse
  • Responding to current students, parents, faculty, and staff who report concerns related to student bullying, harassment, & abuse
  • Conducting outreach to students, teachers, staff, and parents to prevent student bullying, harassment, and abuse
  • Training students, faculty, and staff on the prevention of student bullying, harassment, and abuse, including mandatory reporting obligations

Whether a student or parent, if you want to report an incident related to a current student at Presentation or if you have any questions or concerns, Chérie can be reached at 408-264-1664 x3003 or at csomavia@presentationhs.org. Students also have the ability to report any incident anonymously through the STOPit app or by placing the information in one of three "Speak Up" boxes on campus.