Congratulations to Mrs. Cole who has been named the Dallas ISD 2017-2018 Counselor of the year. Mrs. Cole has been integral in the success of James Bowie Elementary and we are proud that she is part of the James Bowie family. She is an outstanding example of being kind, courageous, goal-oriented, and steadfast to the point of never giving up on any student, family, or situation. Throughout the year she implemented many different programs that helped not only our students but also the families, volunteers, community members, and teachers.
Mrs. Cole was a classroom teacher prior to becoming a Counselor and has stated that "As far back as I can remember, I knew in my heart that helping others was my destiny." After becoming a teacher she learned that "students came to school with issues that hindered their ability to excel academically." Her Bobcat of the month parties, A-B Honor roll luncheons, home visits, College and Career awareness program, partnerships with community resources have all helped our students and staff academically and emotionally. She became a counselor "to equip students with the necessary tools to successfully navigate through their lives."