July 28, 2017

 Welcome to Holiman Elementary's Guidance and Counseling Program

It is my pleasure to serve as counselor to the Holiman students, parents and staff. Holiman takes pride in providing students with a safe and caring campus climate while providing excellent academics. As a school counselor, my goal is to help your child have an academically and personally fulfilling experience while attending Holiman Elementary. Please feel free to contact me at 325-659-3663 extension 121 or Joan.Deming-Combs@saisd.org. I am looking forward to a fabulous school year!


Classroom Guidance

  • Character Education
  • Tolerance
  • Problem Solving
  • Motivation
  • Resilience
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Bully Prevention


  • Counsels individuals and groups (Occasionally students come to the counselor's office when they are upset or need help. I am not a licensed counselor and these visits are not intended as therapy sessions.)
  • Consults with teachers and parents
  • Implements classroom guidance curriculum
  • Guides students through the development of educational and career plans
  • Prepares students for transition from elementary to middle school
  • Assists in the Professional Learning Community at Holiman
  • Coordinates with school and community personnel to bring together resources to help optimize student learning
  • Follows the professional ethical domains/competencies for Texas school counselors