Counseling Department

Counseling and Student Wellness Department

About the Counseling and Student Wellness Department

The Counseling and Student Wellness Department leads the elementary and secondary professional school counselors who provide the comprehensive guidance program for the district. In addition the Counseling and Student Wellness Department oversees School Social Workers who provide a variety services, including resource assistance and consultation to students, families, and campus staff. The Counseling and Student Wellness Department provides equitable and accessible services for all students and families.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the Goose Creek CISD Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. Goose Creek CISD Professional School counselors are proactive educators who facilitate positive academic, career, personal/social and emotional development of students by addressing student issues and concerns and providing interventions which remove barriers, which enables students to focus on learning and academic achievement.

School Counseling Program

Professional school counselors must provide a systematic, planned approach for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful academic, career, social and emotional development. Texas law requires school counselors to deliver guidance lessons and appropriate interventions. Professional school counselors must provide a systematic, planned approach for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful academic, career, social and emotional development. The Developmental Counseling Program (TEC, 33.005) integrates four key components. Goose Creek CISD counselors follow the TEA 4-Component Model of a Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program. The four components are: Guidance Curriculum, Responsive Services, Individual Planning, and System Support. The responsibilities of each area are:
  • Guidance and Curriculum - Guidance lessons on a variety of topics; large-group consultations with students
  • Responsive Services - Individual counseling sessions; parent consultations regarding individual student needs; coordination with outside referral sources
  • Individual Planning - Academic and career guidance; parent and student consultation regarding planning and goal-setting; interpretation and analysis of assessment instruments
  • System Support - Community outreach; parent education programs; teacher consultation; school improvement planning

School Counseling Services

 

Elementary Services

The scope of the services provided by the counselors includes:

  • orientation to new environments
  • individual and group counseling
  • guidance activities
  • information dissemination
  • parental consultations
  • referral to outside agencies
  • other topics and activities as deemed necessary and appropriate

 

Secondary Services

The scope of the services provided by the secondary counselors includes:
  • orientation
  • information dissemination
  • individual and group counseling
  • placement and scheduling
  • learner appraisal
  • interpretation of state-mandated assessments
  • identification of students with special abilities or needs
  • parental consultations
  • referrals to outside agencies
  • other topics and activities as the deemed necessary and appropriate

 

 

Parents are encouraged to call the counselor for assistance on any matter concerning the students.

Directory

HS Guidance & Counseling Team
Name
Location
Grade
Phone
Georgia Lovell
Goose Creek Memorial High School
Lead Counselor, College & Career Readiness Counselor
281-421-4400
Danita Gallegos
Goose Creek Memorial High School
Social Worker
281-421-4400
Brandy Babcock
Goose Creek Memorial High School
(A-Dn)
281-421-4400
Kim Mitchell
Goose Creek Memorial High School
(Do-K)
281-421-4400
Michelle Armenta
Goose Creek Memorial High School
(L-R)
281-421-4400
Evelyn Mexas
Goose Creek Memorial High School
(Ri-Z)
281-421-4400
Robin Galvan
IMPACT Early College High School
All Grades
281-420-4802
Kristi Pizana
IMPACT Early College High School
College & Career Readiness Specialist
281-420-4802
Rachel Flinn
IMPACT Early College High School, Peter E. Hyland Learning Center
Social Worker
281-420-4802
Elaine Thomas
Peter E. Hyland Learning Center
All Grades
281-420-4555
Tommie Smith
Peter E. Hyland Learning Center
Pregnancy as a Related Service & New Arrival Center Counselor
281-420-4555
Faye Haley
POINT Alternative School High School
6th-12th Grade
281-420-4630
Kim Barnard-Fox
Robert E. Lee High School
Lead Counselor, 9th Grade
281-420-4535
Lashonda Sloan
Robert E. Lee High School
Social Worker
281-420-4535
Jennifer Guillory
Robert E. Lee High School
College & Career Readiness Counselor
281-420-4535
Alice Ricks
Robert E. Lee High School
Deaf Education Counselor
281-420-4535
Nancy Rodriguez
Robert E. Lee High School
10th Grade
281-420-4535
Stephanie Stevenson
Robert E. Lee High School
11th Grade
281-420-4535
Loretta Acreman
Robert E. Lee High School
12th Grade
281-420-4535
Brandy Onken
Ross S. Sterling High School
Lead Counselor, College & Career Readiness Counselor
281-420-4500
Thresa Caldwell
Ross S. Sterling High School
Social Worker
281-420-4500
Heather Workman
Ross S. Sterling High School
9th Grade
281-420-4500
Laura Hernandez
Ross S. Sterling High School
10th Grade
281-420-4500
Eutondra Lamark
Ross S. Sterling High School
11th Grade
281-420-4500
Stacie Ritchie-Hinde
Ross S. Sterling High School
12th Grade
281-420-4500
Laura Bagwell
Ross S. Sterling High School
12th Grade
281-420-4500
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