KISD Counseling Vision/Mission
Vision: Students achieve academic and personal excellence and passionately pursue post-secondary opportunities to thrive in a global community.
Mission: Keller ISD counselors will provide exceptional opportunities through the intentional delivery of a comprehensive school counseling program.
Hello! I am Mrs. Garner. I have been an elementary school counselor for 14 years. As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I also offer support to staff, families, and the community. I meet with students individually and in small groups, I conduct monthly guidance lessons in all of the classrooms, I collaborate with parents and our teachers and consult with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all PGE students and families. Any student can request to meet with me, or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent.
In addition to those responsibilities, I organize our annual Drug Free Awareness "Red Ribbon Week," Career Day, our Veteran's Day Celebration, the "Dads on Duty" program, and our Snack Bag program that provides snacks to some of our students weekly. I am the primary person responsible for our student leadership group for 4th graders called the "Junior Ments" as well.
Please feel free to email me if you ever need assistance or if you have any questions! Babith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Below Are the Topics That I Am Covering Each Month When I Visit Classrooms for Guidance Lessons:
September-Drug Awareness (what is healthy/unhealthy for their bodies, how to resist peer pressure, what is safe/unsafe to touch, drink, etc.)
October-Career Awareness and learning about some careers they could have as an adult
November-How to recognize anger and strategies to help themselves calm downDecember-Having a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset and how to change their way of thinking when things are difficult for themJanuary-recognizing and Identifying different feelings and how to utilize the Mood Meter to check in about feelings while at schoolFebruary-Bullying, what is bullying, what to do if they are ever bullied, what to do if you witness bullyingMarch-Play It Safe presentations, discussions and information will be given about what is safe, unsafe, and confusing touch and what to do if they're ever in a situation with unsafe or confusing touch.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE
MHMR Care Call Center 1-817-335-3022
Crisis Hotline Text 741741