KCC Counseling Vision Statement
All students at the Keller Compass 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.
KCC Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Keller Compass 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.
KCC Counseling Belief Statement
We the counselors at the Keller Compass Center believe:
* All students have a right to access counseling services provided
by the KCC Counseling Department.
* Regardless of current circumstance, with the right supports, all
students are capable of achieving 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 achieved in collaboration with
students, families, educators, and the community.
Marissa Diaz is the certified Professional School Counselor
who provides school counseling services to KCC 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
* Loves to dance, especially country
* Knits and crochets in her free time
* Loves all things Mexican
Registrar / Data Specialist
Jankhna Patel is the data specialist and registrar for KCC. 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
Email - Jankhna.Patel@kellerisd.net
Phone - 817-744-4466