Glenn York Elementary Counselor

Mrs. Sonya Tellez

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Mia & Mommy

I'm so excited to be awarded with money to start The Kind Crew for the 20/21 school year!

Have a great summer! We will see you next year!!

Leadership team at York Elementary!

Ways to contact me & informational forms for parents

Meet your counselor!

About me!

  • I am from Houston, Texas. I have been married to Mr. Tellez for 11 years. We welcomed our first child, Mia, in January 2018! I was a teacher before I became a counselor. I have taught third grade and first grade before I became a school counselor. This will be my fifth year of being a counselor at York Elementary.

My Education

  • I graduated from Alvin High School. I earned my Associate's Degree in Elementary Education from Alvin Community College. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education) from the University of Houston-Victoria. I earned my Master's Degree in School Counseling from Lamar University.

My Mission

  • I decided to become a school counselor because I will have the opportunity to work with so many great students in all grade levels. My goal as a school counselor is to promote all students' personal and academic success through careful collaboration with teachers, administrators, and parents.

My Favorites

  • Candy- Gum, Jelly Beans, Gummy Bears, Starbursts & White chocolate

  • Restaurants- Chic Fil A, TX Roadhouse, Gringo's, Marco's Pizza, Jimmy Changas, Big Horn BBQ, and Panera Bread

  • Drinks: Diet Dr. Pepper, Sweet Tea, Coffee, and Cold Water

  • Favorite stores: Amazon, Hobby Lobby, and Kirklands

  • I collect windchimes & frames.


What does a Counselor do?

A school counselor is an integral part of a school system that supports the academic, social, and career goals of the students to promote their success now and in the future.


Some of my roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual counseling

  • Group counseling

  • Classroom guidance

  • 504 Coordinator

  • At-risk coordinator

  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Coordinator

  • Secure outside resources for students and families when possible

  • Backpack Buddy (for families that need assistance with food)

  • Homeless liaison for York Elementary

  • Assist parents and teachers in supporting the students with their academic, social, emotional, and career needs

  • Member of Response to Intervention (RTI) Team (for academic & behavior assistance)

  • Any additional campus needs


Watch D.O.G.S. Information

Calling all dads, step-dads, grandfathers, and any other father figures of York Elementary Students!

Click on this Watch D.O.G.S. information link to read all about the program.

Click on the links that best suits your needs to volunteer:

  1. Alvin ISD Background Check Link Background checks will be good for 3 years

  2. Watch D.O.G.S. Sign up Link You will receive a confirmation email from me once you have submitted the information on this link.

  3. Watch D.O.G.S. Apparel Shirts are optional, but fun to wear!


Community Resources

I will continue to update resources for students and parents in this section.

Counseling Services:

Helplines:

  • The Harris Center--833-251-7544-- Focused on helping those experiencing chronic stress/anxiety related to COVID-19

  • The Steve Fund-- Text STEVE to 741741-- Connect with a culturally trained crisis counselor

  • National Parent Helpline--1-855-427-2736- Emotional support for parents from trained specialists

  • Department of Health & Human Services-- 211, Option 6 -- General questions around COVID-19

  • Boys Town--800-448-3000-- Opportunity to speak with a trained counselor in times of family crisis

Basic Needs:

Education:

Medical/Dental: