Vision Statement

The Abbett Elementary Counseling Department will assist students in reaching their full potential, by providing the necessary tools and skills.


Mission Statement

The Abbett Elementary Counseling Department is a data driven, comprehensive program designed to assist all students with their academic and social/emotional development. Our mission is to help all students, regardless of background achieve academic and social emotional success by encouraging them to become confident learners, exceptional team mates, and kind humans. 

Abbett's Counselor's Corner


Meet our Counselors

Lindsey King graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and received a Master’s Degree in School Counseling.  After graduating, she taught first grade and was a school counselor in Richardson ISD. She spent 8 years in the classroom teaching first grade and kindergarten.  Mrs. King has had the unique opportunity to serve Abbett Elementary as a parent, teacher, and now as a counselor!  Abbett has had a special place in her heart for many years.  Mrs. King is thrilled to be back in the role of school counselor and looks forward to working with the wonderful students, staff, and families of Abbett Elementary.


Mrs. King

Kandra Rincones has been teaching since 2007 and is excited to be one of the newest additions to Abbett as a School Counselor.  She received her bachelors in music education from UNT and taught music for 7 years.  After this time, she moved to the general education classroom where she taught for 5 years.  Believing that growth and education can take her places, she continued her education and completed a masters in school counseling from Texas A&M Commerce.  Mrs. Rincones loves working with children who struggle academically by advocating on their behalf.  She lives in Forney with her husband, two boys and little girl.

Mrs. Rincones

More Information

Visit the district website for more information about the GISD Guidance & Counseling programs.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

We have all been asked this question multiple times. In reality it's not always an easy question to answer.

College awareness is an integral part of GISD culture. Providing students opportunities to explore career interests starts as early as elementary school.

Abbett is a Grief Sensitive School

Tragedy and loss are a part of life.  This does not mean it is easy to lose a family member or loved one.  We are excited to let you know that Abbett's Counseling Department has joined forces with New York Life's Grief-Sensitive Schools.  This partnership will ensure our students and families who are impacted by grief will have the resources needed, available to them.  Please contact Mrs. King or Mrs. Rincones when resources are needed or when your family has experienced a loss.  You can also go to  These resources are free and beneficial to the healing process!




Bullying and cybersafety

No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.

Visit the district website for more information and resources related to bullying and cybersafety.

Anonymous Alerts®

You can use the Anonymous Alerts® webform or mobile app to quickly, easily and anonymously report bullying, cyberbullying and other sensitive topics to school officials.

Anonymous Alerts® is monitored by GISD Security 24-hours daily and should only be used for serious and urgent matters. In the event of an emergency or life-threatening event, always call 911.

Submit an Anonymous Alert®

Download the app

To place a report from a mobile device, first download the free Anonymous Alerts® app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Then open the app and enter activation code garlandisd.