Brandenburg Counselor's Corner

Vision statement

The Brandenburg Middle School counseling department empowers each student to reach his/her maximum potential by providing a safe and secure environment that encourages personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility in a diverse community, and the pursuit of academic excellence.  Holding to the belief that every student can learn and deserves our best, we partner with others at school, home, and the community to maximize student outcomes and produce responsible, well-prepared citizens who will be college, career, or military ready upon graduation and eager to thrive in our global economy.

Mission statement

The mission of Brandenburg Middle School’s counseling department is to aid in the provision of an exceptional education to all students through a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program addressing students’ academic and career goals while supporting their personal, social, and emotional needs.  We will ensure equity and provide access to all students through a comprehensive guidance curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support. The counseling department will develop meaningful relationships between school, families, and community to produce students who are college/career/military ready and globally competitive.

Counseling staff

The Brandenburg Counseling Department is comprised of 3 full-time counselors. Each student is assigned a counselor based on grade level.

Division Counselor Phone (972) Ext.
8th Grade Essence Jones 926-2630 x51205
7th Grade Suzanne Battles 926-2630 x51208
6th Grade Fidel Lozano 926-2630 x51229
Responsive Services

Janelle Nash-White

926-2630 x51219

Brandenburg counselors provide counseling (individual or group) and classroom presentations to students regarding academic and personal/social issues. Please submit a need to see my counselor form for an appointment. 


SEL Strategies

Calming Room Mood Meter Resources


Suicide Hotline Positive Affirmations SEL Information
CCMR Activities & Resources Reading Resources to Help with Stress Common Sense Media App




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

Visit the Bullying Prevention and Investigation page on the district website for more information and resources.

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.