Schimelpfenig Counseling

Meet Your Counselors

Michelle Klena

6th Grade


Phone: 469-752-6417

Welcome back students and parents! I am so excited to be working with your students again this year. This is my 4th year as a Middle school Counselor at Schimelpfenig and I absolutely love my job.

I have been an educator for twenty-seven years. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade and have been an Elementary counselor for fourteen years. This is my fourth year as a secondary counselor and I am looking forward in getting to know your children. It is my goal this year to encourage and support our students in setting personal and academic goals so that they can be successful in school.

My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University with a special endorsement in Learning Disabilities. A Masters of Education from Texas Women’s University in Counseling.

I am married and have three daughters, all of which have already graduated from college and are working!

Along with my passion for counseling, I enjoy jogging, reading and spending time with my family.

Shealine Burks

Head Counselor

7th Grade


Phone: 469-752-6418

It is my pleasure to serve as a School Counselor at Schimelpfenig for 11 consecutive years. I have spent the last 25 years of my career in education in which 19 has been in PISD. I graduated from the University of AR at Little Rock with a Masters in Counseling Education. Go Trojans! I have been married to John for 22 years. We have a 1 daughter who is in high school student in Frisco ISD. I enjoy traveling, reading nonfiction books, spending time with family, and serving. I believe in the power of community utilizing a village approach synchronized with a personal touch. It is my pleasure to serve the families at Schimelpfenig.

John Schlosser

8th Grade


Phone: 469-752-6416

I am a graduate of Plano Senior High School, UTD, and Texas A&M-Commerce. In 2006, I returned to Schimelpfenig which I attended for one year in 8th grade. Before entering school counseling, I coached varsity high school tennis at FM Marcus and Rowlett HS along with teaching government and economics. Schimelpfenig is a tremendous school that focuses on the students emotional well being and academic achievement. We strive to create a learning environment for all students to gain skills to further their education. The counselors at SMS move up grades with the students. This allows us a great opportunity to better know the students and the parents.