Our counselor

Davina Davis-Rowel

Meet Mrs. Rowel

My name is Davina Davis-Rowel. I'm also known as Mrs. Queen. I am thrilled to be the counselor at Caldwell. This is going to be a fun year filled with learning, growing, and lots of new adventures. I cannot wait to get to know you and your child. 

First I would like to tell you a little about myself. I have been working in education for 25 years. I was a teacher for 8 years and a librarian for 11 years. This is my 6th year serving as a school counselor. 

I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I attended Southern University A&M at Baton Rouge, LA where I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I earned my Master's degrees from Texas A&M Commerce in Reading and in Library and Information Science. I am also certified as a school counselor. 

As your counselor, I'm dedicated to fulfilling your students' social and emotional needs. I have exciting counseling lessons that I will teach students throughout the year. I will meet with students individually and in counseling groups. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have about the counseling program. I look forward to working with you and your child. 

Counselor mission statement

My mission is to advocate for all learners by creating a nurturing and safe environment. I collaborate with school personnel, families, and the community to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that supports the academic, career, and social emotional development of our students in order for them to become responsible and productive citizens for the 21st century. 

Counselor vision statement

My vision is for every student to be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve high levels of academic success. They should maintain personal wellness and positive social relationships. This vision includes exploring college, career, and military readiness opportunities. 

What can my counselor do for me?

Counselors will help you by:

  • reviewing your choice of subject during the registration period (February - April)
  • providing study skills and academic information
  • providing career and college information
  • helping in teacher/student relationships
  • helping cope with family issues
  • listening to concerns about friends, etc.
  • giving you information about life and decision-making skills
  • referring you to people or places outside of school for help if necessary
  • being your advocate – counselors are 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.

Calling all parents to action

We truly care about our Caldwell Cardinals and want them as safe and happy as possible. We care not only about their academic success, we also want them to be successful as wonderful and compassionate human beings. In order to do that, we need to work together as a giant family and make sure all of their needs are being taken care of. Part of being successful at life is being kind and tolerant of other people. If you know of any kind of bullying taking place, please let me know. Caldwell and all of Garland ISD is committed to being bully free. Please take a look at our district's stance on bullying.


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.