May 25, 2017
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 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!

 COUNSELING PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Classroom Guidance

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

ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

  • 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