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Mr. Dotson - 5th Grade Counselor


Thomas DotsonI have been an educator in Aldine for 13 years.

 I have taught several grade levels and enjoy
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orking with all students.  I am a native Houstonian.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University. I earned my advanced degree from Prairie View A&M University. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, dancing, and experiencing new things.


My Favorite Quote

"Only when a child feels free not to change is genuine change possible...." ~ G. Landreth


Mrs. Jones - 6th Grade Counselor
 

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I have been an educator in Aldine for 13 years.

 I have taught several grade levels and enjoy working with all students.  I am a native Houstonian.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University. I earned my advanced degree from Prairie View A&M University.

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, dancing, and experiencing new things.



My Favorite Quote

"Only when a child feels free not to change is genuine change possible...." ~ G. Landreth

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What is a School Counselor?

 

A school counselor is a type of helper in the school.  The main objective is to help all students learn basic life skills and help your child have a successful school year.  Oftenpic times, non-academic issues can get in the way of a student’s learning (especially during these early developmental years).  Addressing these issues can help your child to succeed in school! 

 

Some of the things counselors address with students, parents, and staff are:
Feelings, self esteem, behavior, death/loss, safety, friendship, homework, bullying, conflicts, listening and following directions, transitions, healthy behaviors, honesty, accepting others, separation/divorce, and much more!

 

School counseling is a short term resource.  If there are greater issues that need extensive attention, the school counselor will be glad to assist you in finding an outside counselor to work with your child.  The school counselor in turn can maintain contact with your student’s counselor or therapist to ensure that therapeutic goals are supported here in school. 


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What type of services are provided?

Individual Counseling

Small Group Counseling

Classroom Guidance (Character Education)

Student Leadership Training

Community Outreach Programs

Drug Awareness

Bully Prevention

Career/ College Awareness

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Here are some reasons a student may want to see the counselor:

•  “I’m getting picked on at the bus stop and I don’t know what to do about it.”
•  “My best friend isn’t talking to me and it makes me feel sad.”
•  “I want to show you what I just made in art.  I’m very proud of it.”
•  “I’m new to this school and I’m very scared.”
•  “My dog died over the weekend and I am sad.”
•  “I just want to talk to someone who will not laugh at me.”
•  “My mom and dad just told me they are getting divorced.”


Here are some reasons a parent might want
to 
talk to the counselor:

•  “My  wife and  I are getting divorced and we think our kids could benefit from talking about it with other kids. Is group counseling available?”
•  “Jackson  just doesn’t want to go to school anymore.
•  “I’m concerned because Susan tells me he doesn’t have any friends.”
•  “We recently had a death in the family, and I’m not sure my child is handling it well.”
•  “Laura is having difficulty paying attention in the classroom.”
•  “It’s almost impossible to get Jesus to complete his homework at home.”
“I’m looking for some resources (books, websites, videos) on how to help my child be a better student.”

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Kids 2 College

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