Small Counseling

Mission and Vision

At Small Middle School, our goal is to support students and assist them in overcoming barriers that may hinder learning. Through SEL (social emotional learning), individual and group counseling, our program is dedicated to equip our students with the skills necessary to become autonomous individuals. All stakeholders (counselors,students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members) will work collaboratively in creating an experience that helps bridge each child’s transition from elementary and into high school and foster’s the student’s academic, wellness and personal goals. Together, we will assist students in making quality decisions and planning ahead for a brighter future.


What We do

Academic Services

  • Works to meet the academic needs of students

  • Helps monitor student progress and plan interventions to ensure progress

  • Aids the students in setting goals and developing a plan for academic success

Career Counseling

  • Provides opportunities for students to explore a variety of career options after high school and beyond

Group & Individual Counseling

  • Assists students in understanding themselves, including their strengths and weaknesses

  • Engages students in whole group lessons on personal/ social issues

  • Provides resources for teachers, students and parents to meet the personal and social needs of the students

  • Provides responsive services in order to meet the students’ immediate and future needs

Classroom Guidance Lessons


Contact Us!

7th Grade Counselor

Sarah Krier

sarah.krier@austinisd.org

512.841.6711


8th Grade Counselor

Carmen Castaneda

carmen.castaneda@austinisd.org

512-841-6715

6th Grade Counselor

Cynthia Diaz

cynthia.diaz@austinisd.org

512.841.6713


Ms. Diaz

6th Grade Counselor

Lead Counselor

Ms. Krier

7th Grade Counselor

MS. Castañeda

8th Grade Counselor