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Background:  Sheila Lewis graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor of Behavioral Science in 1994.  Mrs. Lewis taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades in Forney and Mesquite. She was also a Title 1 Facilitator in Mesquite for 4 years.  Mrs. Lewis became an elementary counselor in 2010 for Terrell ISD after receiving a Masters of Arts in School Counseling from Amberton University.  She is excited to work with students, parents, and staff as the counselor at Kemp Primary School.  Mrs. Lewis is married and has two sons, two dogs, and one turtle. In her spare time, she likes to watch her sons play tennis, read, and travel.
 
Message: "I look forward to building relationships with the students, parents, staff, and community of Kemp I.S.D.  My goal is to equip people with social and emotional skills so they will be successful in the world we live in today and the future."
 
 
 
The Role of a Counselor:

First and foremost the counselor is an advocate for all individuals (students, staff, and parents). My goal is to foster effective communication between the home and school.

 

Guidance Curriculum

Providing guidance content in a systematic way to all students. Promoting awareness, skill development, and application of skills needed in everyday life through classroom guidance lessons.

 

Responsive Services

Addressing the immediate concerns of students through prevention and intervention.

 

Individual Planning

Assisting students in monitoring and understanding their own development. Addressing educational, career, and personal-social goals.

 

System Support

Support activities and services including professional/staff development, campus improvement plan, parent education, campus decision-making, committees, etc.

 

Non-Counseling

Section 504, testing, planning/coordinating special events, supervisory duties, administrative duties, etc.

 

Guidance:

The counselor visits every classroom monthly during the school year. Character Education is integrated into the curriculum. There are six pillars of good character: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, fairness, and citizenship throughout the school year. We also discuss personal space, emotions, secrets, bullying, diversity, word choices and sharing.

 

Helpful Resources:

Whether you are a single parent, grandparent raising a grandchild, blended family, or just a mother and father looking for help, there are plenty of resources out there for you. Here are a few:

 

Community Resources: 

Genesis Center 972-932-4351

My Guardian Angel-Divorce & Loss 214-887-0069

Lakes Regional Mental Health Center 972-524-4159 or 800-443-1831

ADAPT Community Solutions 1-868-260-8000

Texas Department of Housing 800-792-1119

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital214-559-5000

 

Hotlines: 

Abuse Hotline 800-252-5400

Alcohol & Drug Abuse 800-246-4673

National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

Runaway Hotline 800-392-3352

 

Click here for a list of helpful websites