HELLO RATTAN FAMILIES!I am so very excited to be the new school counselor at Rattan Elementary. Rattan has been my home for the last seven years. This wonderful campus is where I started my teaching career. I started out teaching 5th grade math for two years. For the last five years I have taught 1st grade. While both are so very different, I enjoyed teaching at both levels.
Before I started teaching I was a social worker. I graduated in 2009 with my Bachelors in Social Work at Texas A&M University - Commerce. I continued to pursue my Masters and graduated in 2010 from TAMU-C. In 2011, I obtained my social work license through the state of Texas and became a Licensed Master Social Worker. I gained my counseling experience by working at The Fannin County Family Crisis Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas. Both of these experiences will benefit me greatly as a school counselor. Even though I began teaching, I continued my learning hours to keep my license updated.
When I decided to become a teacher I knew I wanted to be a part of the Anna community. There was just something special about this town. I grew up in Gunter so I have watched Anna grow over the years (or should I say explode!). I have cousins who graduated from Anna and loved their experience. I was so excited to get my opportunity in 2014 and became a part of the Rattan Elementary staff. I have truly enjoyed the last seven years being a part of this campus and district.
In 2019 I graduated from Angelo State University with my School Counseling Certification. I wanted to be able to provides counseling services on the school counselor and intervention counselor side. I am so excited to continue my passion in mental health by becoming the guidance counselor. I have many ideas that I would like to bring to Rattan. I plan on having group counseling, individual counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and so much more. Together your child will be successful.
I look forward to getting to know many more families here at Rattan. If you every have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great day!