Counseling Department

Counseling and Student Wellness Department

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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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    • Elementary
      Campus
      Student Wellness Interventionist
      Phone Number
      Bowie Elementary
      Diane Slack
      281-420-4605
      DeZavala Elementary
      Karen Adams
      281-420-4920
      Junior
      Campus
      Student Wellness Interventionist
      Phone Number
      Baytown Junior School
      Lashonda S. Sloan
      281-420-4560
      Cedar Bayou Junior School
      Rebecca Estrada
      281-420-4570
      Gentry Junior School
      Rebecca Cole
      281-420-4590
      Highlands Junior School
      Rebecca Cole
      281-420-4695
      Horace Mann Junior School
      Stacey McCray
      281-420-4585
      HighSchool
      Campus
      Student Wellness Interventionist
      Phone Number
      Goose Creek Memorial High School
      Larneka Lavalais
      281-421-4400
      IMPACT Early College High School
      TBD
      281-420-4802
      Robert E. Lee High School
      Luke Nelson
      281-420-4535
      Ross S. Sterling High School
      Jana L. Williams
      281-420-4500
      Stuart Career Technical High School
      TBD
      281-420-4550
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    The Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) Behavior and Mental Health Support Systems is a division of support personnel within the Counseling & Student Wellness Department. There are presently ten Student Wellness Interventionists who are each assigned to a high school, junior school and select elementary campuses.

     

    Student Wellness Interventionists provide unique casework services to help students resolve personal, emotional, and social problems that interfere with their adjustment to school and their ability to enjoy the benefits of the educational process.

     

    Student Wellness Interventionists are graduate level Social Workers and School Counselors who are specially trained in school system functioning and learning, as well as how students’ behavior and mental health impacts their ability to be successful in school. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: education law, curriculum and instruction, classroom and behavior management, individual and group counseling, learning disabilities, school safety and crisis response, effective discipline, cultural competence, and consultation with educators, families and community providers.

     

    As a part of the educational team, Student Wellness Interventionists assist and enhance student achievement in the classroom by developing strategies and interventions to improve academic, social, and behavioral performance. Additionally, the collaboration with families and the community remove barriers that impede student performance and assist students in reaching their fullest academic potential to increase participation in all educational program

  • The philosophy of the Goose Creek CISD Counseling & Student Wellness Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.  Approximately one in five school-aged youth experiences impairments in life functioning, including impacts on academic achievement, due to behavioral health issues/mental illness.

     

    Outside of the student’s home, schools are the most likely place where mental health concerns will be detected. Fortunately, the earlier mental health concerns are detected and addressed, the more likely a student is to avoid the onset and/or progression of mental illness.

     

    Texas school districts provide services to improve students' mental, emotional, and social health. These services include a wide range of trauma-informed behavioral and mental health prevention and intervention programs.

     

    Because a significant portion of a child’s time is spent at school, schools provide a “captive” audience for the initiation of these interventions. Organizational assessment and consultation skills of counselors, social workers, and psychologists contribute to the health of students and the health of the school environment.
    • As a member of the educational team, GCCISD Student Wellness Interventionists work collaboratively with members of the educational team to promote and support students' academic and social/emotional well-being through:
      1. Consultation
      2. Prevention/Intervention Strategies
      3. Crisis Intervention and Behavior Support through School -Based Counseling Sessions
      4. Conduct Social/Academic Instructional Groups and Individual Counseling sessions to enhance social development of students and provide peer support in accepting responsibility for their actions, overcoming crisis, trauma/grief, resolving conflict, improving attendance, decision-making skills, etc.
      5. Provide 6-8 weeks of documented intervention services utilizing evidenced based school counseling practices
      6. Support students transitioning from DAEP and residential placement
      7. Perform casework service with parents to increase the parents’ understanding, their constructive participation regarding their children’s academic performance, behavior, and basic needs, and their knowledge and use of available and appropriate resources
      8. Identification, Development and Coordination of Resources/Services
      9. Provide school staff and parents with community resources; coordinate and integrate school and community resources 10. School-Community
      10. Liaison
      11. Facilitate communication between school personnel and students, parents, and the community
      12. Provide workshops, and trainings to schools, parents and communities
      13. Serve on Crisis Response Team
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