Student and Family Services

Terri Hinojosa- Counselor

Student and Family Services


Responsive Services:

I provide services to individuals or small groups of students depending on their current need. I help students with social, emotional, academic or physical problems. My interventions are usually brief, solution-focused interventions in which I guide students in problem-solving. I also help families with referrals, should they choose more in-depth therapeutic counseling.

 


Guidance Lessons:
I teach guidance lessons in the classroom once a month.The topics of my lessons are designed to help students improve their personal/social relationships, academic development, and to develop college and career readiness. Some topics that will be covered are bullying prevention, social skills, self-esteem, college and career readiness, communication skills, goal setting, responsible behavior, drug prevention, problem-solving, and cross-cultural awareness.


Individual Planning:
I help teachers, students, and parents work together to create educational plans designed for meeting individual social, educational, and developmental needs. 


System support:

I consult regularly with teachers, staff, parents, administrators, and community members to establish a positive, student-centered learning environment.


504/STAAR Coordinator:
I am also the campus 504 coordinator.  Section 504 is part of the American with Disabilities Act that guarantees certain rights for individuals with disabilities. If you are concerned that your child might need a 504 plan, please contact me.  I am also the campus STAAR coordinator.  In the Spring, I train, organize, and oversee STAAR testing to ensure secure and smooth testing administrations.  If you have questions about the STAAR test, please feel free to contact me.

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