Mathis Middle School Counselor's Page

Last Updated: 11/30/2020 3:30 PM
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        Welcome to the MMS Counselor Page!

Ms. Rebecca McDonald

Full-Time School Counselor

Any questions please call 361-547-2381

 

 

What do school counselors do?

The school counselor’s job includes the following:

  • Counsel individuals and small groups of students to meet identified needs.
  • Deliver the guidance curriculum and assist teachers with the school’s guidance curriculum.
  • Consult with parents, teachers, and other staff regarding concerns about students’ needs.
  • Coordinate people and resources in the schools and in the community for the benefit of students.
  • Participate in planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program to serve all students.
  • Provide staff development and training.
  • Know about and adhere to the ethical, legal and professional standards of the counseling profession.

 

You can access additional information about the role of a middle school counselor here:

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/Careers-Roles/WhyMiddle.pdf

 

How Do Students Access the School Counselor?

A student may access a counselor by:
  • Self-referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative or other staff referral
  • Referral by friend

 

There is a black box outside of the counselor's office where students may leave a note requesting to see the counselor.