For the growth and development of all students!
The mission of Whitehouse ISD school counseling program is to provide support and guidance to all students as a means to foster academic success, post-secondary and career preparation, and personal social development.
As Professional School Counselors, we:
Caring for Students
from Early Childhood to Post-Secondary Success
Whitehouse ISD school counselors play a key role in fostering a culture of shared responsibility, empathy, and service to others.
The counseling program is guided by the principle that the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of each individual student must be served. Counselors work closely with teachers, administrators and parents to create a positive atmosphere for learning.
Parental involvement is an important aspect of the district’s philosophy. Counselors actively engage parents and community through district outreach opportunities.
The Guidance and Counseling Department of Whitehouse ISD, following the guidelines established by the Texas Legislature, requires all school counselors to assume the responsibilities for working with school faculty and staff, students, parents and the community to plan, implement and evaluate a Developmental Guidance and Counselling program. The Guidance and Counseling program shall include:
Guidance Curriculum Focus
Intrapersonal Effectiveness (i.e., positive student self-concept, appropriate behavior to the situation and environment)
Interpersonal Effectiveness (i.e., appropriate and effective communication skills, effective conflict resolution skills, development of healthy relationships)
Post-secondary Planning and Career Readiness (i.e., motivation to succeed in personal endeavors, demonstration of career exploration skills, awareness of the importance of postsecondary education, understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work and life at home in the community)
Personal Health and Safety (i.e., incorporation of wellness practices into daily living, demonstration of resiliency and positive coping skills, possession of assertiveness skills necessary for personal protection)
Whitehouse ISD School Counselors’ Qualifications
Whitehouse ISD school counselors hold a professional certificate in counseling issued by the Texas Education Agency on the recommendation of the college or university where the counselor has obtained a master's degree in counseling.
Counselors continually update their skills by attending workshops and conferences in an effort to further their education in areas such as trauma and loss, conflict resolution, crisis management, educational planning and student development.
School Counselor Contact Information
For email information see Counseling Staff Page
Brown Elementary Cain Elementary
Higgins Elementary Stanton-Smith Elementary
Holloway Sixth Grade Whitehouse Jr. High
Whitehouse High School