Parkside Elementary Counseling Department

Counselor Welcome Page

Virtual Counseling Office

Parkside Calming Corner Bitmoji Classroom

Student Calming Corner

Parents Counseling Corner

Parent Newsletter

We want to make sure that our students' social and emotional needs are being met during the time that school will be closed. We will continue to be available to meet with parents and students through phone calls or virtual meetings.

Our current office hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

We will be responding to emails and setting up virtual conferences as needed during this time. Please use the form below to request a virtual conference. For the most current information regarding COVID-19 school closures and curriculum expectations, visit the Leander ISD Webpage.

If you are having a mental health emergency or experiencing suicidal ideation, please contact with 911 or the resources listed below.

Counseling Services

The primary goal of the counseling program is to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development. This is achieved through classroom counseling lessons, small group skill building and individual planning.

Contact Us

Julie Shaw

Hi! My name is Julie Shaw and I am one of the counselors at Parkside Elementary. This will be my 6th year as a school counselor and my 15th year in education. I am so excited to get to work with all of the wonderful parents and students here at Parkside and to continue to help build the social and emotional skills of our students. Please feel free to contact me at any time!

Sarah Urban

Hello! My name is Sarah Urban and I am the new counselor at Parkside. I have taught in Leander ISD for over 11 years and I am extremely excited for my first year as a school counselor. I look forward to being a part of the amazing Parkside family and can't wait to work with students. Communication and collaboration are key and I look forward to working with parents and staff to meet the needs of students. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!