I am so excited to begin my 15th year as RISE Academy's school counselor. It is an honor and privilege to serve Alvin ISD's students and their families, and I am very proud to serve on this campus. There is no place like it in the state!
My personal story is very similar to my students' as I was an at-risk student myself. I understand the reality of the dynamics in our emotional make-up that make it a challenge to rise up, set goals, and charge the world with both feet on the ground. I have dedicated my last 25 years to giving teenagers hope, confidence, and guidance to their life path and helping them find their purpose.
I am available to discuss and assist with the following:
applying academic achievement strategies
managing emotions and apply interpersonal skills
post-secondary options such as college, military, and the workforce
student academic planning and goal setting
short-term counseling in groups and individually
referrals for long-term support
collaboration with families and school staff for student success
advocacy for students ( and working with students how to advocate for themselves)
data analysis to identify student issues, needs, and challenges
RISE application and selection process
This campus is rich with mentoring and coaching social-emotional learning as we work with our students to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. We also prepare students with employability and soft skills to help them be more-rounded adults after graduation.
As RISE's counselor, I believe that my role should provide a foundation for safe and positive learning as it enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers and life.