Welcome to DeGolyer Elementary. I am thrilled to serve as DeGolyer's School Counselor. I have served in the role since 2018. I am a proud Dallas ISD alumna having graduated from North Dallas High School. I have served in various capacities in my 25 years as an eduator. I have taught PreK, Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grades as a bilingual, dual language teacher or ESL teacher. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree from East Texas State University (A&M Commerce now) and my Master of Arts in Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio. I love being a student and hope to return to work towards at Doctorate in the near future.
I am passionate about working with students and helping them grow personally and acadmically. It is very rewarding to witness their growth into responsible, confident problem solving scholars. Each has their own unique strengths and talents. I especailly enjoy assisting them in goal setting for the future and laying the foundation for what they hope to pursue.
I believe Social Emotional Learning is a criticial piece of their school experience now more than ever. Acquiring and putting into practice these strategies will aid them in developing a growth mindset and build up their resilience.
Lastly, I enjoy sharing my life's joys and experiences with our scholars. The things I am most passionate about are my family (I have 5 children), traveling, running and reading.
Despite the challenges recently presented by the pandemic, I anticipate a productive year and look forward to continued learning and growth with our new and returning Dolphins and their families. Dolphins give 100% ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!!