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.
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.
Addressing the immediate concerns of students through prevention and intervention.
Assisting students in monitoring and understanding their own development. Addressing educational, career, and personal-social goals.
Support activities and services including professional/staff development, campus improvement plan, parent education, campus decision-making, committees, etc.
Section 504, testing, planning/coordinating special events, supervisory duties, administrative duties, etc.
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.
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:
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
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