Counseling

Get to know your counselors

The AES Counseling Center looks forward to supporting students, family and staff here at Armstrong Elementary. 

Mellony Wheatley

Mrs. Mellony Wheatley has been a counselor at Armstrong for eleven years. This is her twenty-seventh year working in Garland ISD.   Mrs. Wheatley began her career in education in 1993. Along with her counseling responsibilities, Mrs. Wheatley is also the coordinator for Section 504 and the Aviator Ace program.

Her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education was earned at Southern Nazarene University, and her master's degree in School Counseling was earned at Amberton University. Mrs. Wheatley loves working with the Armstrong students and really enjoys the time of year when she gets to work with our fifth graders by assisting them with their middle school subject choices. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email her to set up an appointment. Your counselor looks forward to assisting you. Mrs. Mellony Wheatley, Phone: (972) 414-7480, Email: mrwheatl@garlandisd.net

 

Ms. Binh Do is new to Armstrong this year. This is her 8th year working in education.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Education at University of Houston and her Master of Arts in School Counseling at University of Texas at Tyler.

She is proud to be a part of this outstanding community. You can contact Ms. Do at Phone: (972) 414-7480, Email: ddo@garlandisd.net

 

 

 

 

Armstrong Counseling Center's

Vision and Mission 

Vision:

Reaching the future by empowering students to reach their unique potential as productive members of society, one student at a time.

Mission:

The Armstrong School Counseling program seeks to advocate for the while child through social/emotional learning and promote an atmosphere for all students to achieve an exceptional education.
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What can my counselor do for me?

Your campus counselor will help you by:

  • providing study skills and academic information

  • providing career and college information

  • helping in teacher/student relationships

  • helping cope with family issues

  • mediation when there are problems with peers

  • giving you information about life and decision-making skills

  • referring you to people or places outside of school for help, if necessary

  • providing help if you think you are being bullied

  • reviewing your choice of subject during the registration period (Feb-Apr)

  • spending time with you one-on-one, in groups, or in class

  • being your advocate – I am here for you!

Counselors for each campus are certified by the state of Texas in School Counseling, have a Master’s Degree, and previous teaching experience. Each elementary school has a guidance counselor to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available.

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

Aviator Attributes

Our counselor regularly teaches lessons to explain the attributes that make a good student.  Armstrong also holds an awards assembly at the end of the year to honor Aviators that exhibit these attributes in each grade level

Attitude
Responsibility
Manners
Supportive
Trustworthy
Respectful
Optimistic
Nurturing
Generous

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.