July 19, 2019

Counseling Team


Karla McCallie - Counselor

My name is Karla McCallie.  I am the Transitional Counselor. I started at Carver Learning Center in 2016.  I work with all students on campus but primarily the long term students.  I want to make their transition back to their home campus as smooth as possible. I communicate with parents and the student’s Counselor, Assistant Principal and At-risk Coordinator on their home campus when they are close to being released from Carver.  I also communicate closely with teachers at Carver and make sure that students have completed withdrawal grades.

I thoroughly enjoy meeting each student. I love to explore career options with them. I check student’s academic credits and help them see where they are in their education career. Best of all, I love to listen to them and begin to see their hearts. I am happy to help a student any way I can to further them along into a productive young adult life.

I have had a great career in education with over 30 years of teaching and counseling students. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education at West Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Sul Ross State University. I also achieved a Principal’s Certification at Angelo State University. My teaching career began with Elementary PE, then 6th grade, and finally 4th grade. I have counseled at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. I have also worked several years with At-Risk students, specifically. They are my passion!

My husband, Brent, and I relocated to San Angelo in 2015 and we love living here!  Our son, Cade, is a junior at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. 

I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Carver Learning Center family.


Erica De La Garza - At-Risk Coordinator

Mrs. Erica De La Garza has been in the field of education for 13 years. She has taught multiple grades in middle school and high school. San Angelo is Mrs. De La Garza’s hometown and is a Central High School Alumnus. She was able to move back to San Angelo, after being gone for 20 years, due to her husband being active duty for the US ARMY. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and English from Angelo State University, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from The George Washington University. Mrs. De La Garza has been married to her husband, Leandro, for twenty-one years and has three children, Andrew, Tony, and Cristina. She is dedicated to the creation and nurturing of a lifelong passion of service to others that will enhance students’ well-being and directly impact their academic and social success.

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