• KLC Counseling Vision Statement

    All students at the Keller Learning Center will receive individualized counseling supports that allow them the opportunity to learn and thrive in all areas of their lives and become healthy and happy adults who positively contribute to society.


    KLC Counseling Mission Statement

    The mission of the Keller Learning Center Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program in an alternative school setting that adheres to both ASCA and Texas state standards for providing counseling services to all students in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development. Through collaboration with our educational partners within and outside of the school, we are committed to providing evidenced-based services and supports that address the needs of the whole child by utilizing guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system supports that foster ongoing community engagement and personal success.


    KLC Counseling Belief Statement


    We the counselors at The Keller Learning Center believe:

    * All students have a right to access counseling services provided
      by the KLC Counseling Department.

    * Regardless of current circumstance, with the right supports, all
       students are capable of acheiving success.

    * Mental and emotional health are key components of students'
       academic development and success.

    * All students have value and are deserving of respect without bias
       to cultural, academic, or personal differences.

    * Student development can only be achieve in collaboration with
       students, families, educators, and the community.


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Counseling Team

  • School Counselor

    ​​​Marissa Diaz

    Marissa Diaz is the certified Professional School Counselor
    who provides school counseling services to KLC students and
    families in the areas of academic, college and career, and 
    social-emotional development. Ms. Diaz has been an educator
    for 22 years; she spent 15 years in the classroom teaching
    English to students in grades 7-12 and has been a high school
    counselor for the past 7 years. Ms. Diaz is a Texas OnCourse
    Fellow Alum. She earned a Master’s of Education, Counseling
    and a Bachelor of English from the University of North Texas.
    Prior to attending UNT, Ms. Diaz earned an Associate of Arts
    degree from Tarrant County Junior College. She is proud to
    share her educational journey in hopes of encouraging lifelong
    learning and personal growth.



    Associate of Arts,
    Tarrant County Junior College

    Bachelor of Arts in English,
    University of North Texas

    Master of Education in Counseling,
    University of North Texas

      Fun facts:

           * Loves to dance, especially country

           *  Knits and crochets in her free time

           * Loves all things Mexican

     Contact Information:

    Email: Marissa.Diaz@kellerisd.net
    Phone: 817-744-4469




    Intervention Counselor


    Dr. Tishara Jackson

    Dr. Tishara Jackson provides intervention counseling services for
    students and families of KLC. This includes students who have
    urgent and immediate social emotional counseling needs, and
    those who may simply need a safe space to talk, vent, and be
    heard. She is a Fort Worth native and graduate of Paul Laurence
    Dunbar High School. Dr. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science in
    Speech Pathology and Audiology, a Master of Science in School
    Guidance and Counseling, and a Doctorate of Education in
    Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a proud alumni of
    Tennessee State University, a Historically Black University (HBCU)
    in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jackson has experience as a middle
    school counselor, high school at-risk counselor, and K-12
    intervention counselor. She is also a Texas licensed chemical 
    dependency counselor.


    Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology,
    Tennessee State University

    Master of Science in School Guidance & Counseling,
    Tennessee State University

    Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision,
    Argosy University - Dallas

     Fun facts:

           * A fan of all this related to Marvel Comic and the Marvel
               Cinematic Universe

           *  Loves tacos, seafood, and sushi

           * Was once the Easter Bunny at Parks Mall in Arlington

     Contact Information:

    Email - Tishara.Jackson@kellerisd.net
    Phone - 817-744-4486



    Registrar / Data Specialist

    Jankhna Patel

    Jankhna Patel is the data specialist and registrar for KLC. In this
    capacity she manages student enrollment and PEIMS data. She
    resides in Keller with her wonderful family. Her favorite pastimes
    are spending time with friends and family, exercising, and
    watching movies.

    Contact Information:

    Email - Jankhna.Patel@kellerisd.net
    Phone - 817-744-4466