Who is my counselor?
Hello Carver Tigers! My name is Rheanna Longoria and I am your School Counselor! I began at Carver as a 5th grade teacher 6 years ago and now I am starting my school counseling career as a Carver Tiger! I love being a part of the Carver family and I do believe that here at Carver, we are a family!
I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. I earned a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Amberton University, Garland, TX.
I have a passion for working with elementary students. I truly care about what happens in the lives of our students/staff and I extend a warm welcome to those who may need my support, resources, or just a listening ear!
The Carver Elementary School Counseling Program strives to amplify the holistic development of students in an atmosphere that recognizes and nurtures the uniqueness of the individual.
The Carver Elementary School Counselor shall assume shared responsibility for the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. The School Counselor will provide a safe, nonjudgmental place for students to express their feelings. Preventative, responsive and comprehensive guidance programs will enhance students’ intrapersonal and interpersonal worth. The School Counselor encourages students to become independent thinkers, goal-setters, life-long learners and effective citizens. By striving to collaborate with parents and teachers to meet all children’s needs.
The Carver Elementary School Counseling Program’s vision is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that will address the academic, career, and personal/social/emotional needs of each student. Our department has the belief that all students can achieve and grow into life-long learners who are prepared to meet the demands of an increasingly diverse society.
Throughout the school year, lessons and activities that focus on academic achievement and personal/social growth are provided. Some of these lessons include:
- Character Education
- College/Career Awareness
- Social Skill Development
- Drug Awareness and Prevention
Additional counseling opportunities
Small group, individual, and crisis counseling are also available for students in need. Counseling topics may include:
- Academic concerns-such as test anxiety, lack of motivation
- Behavior issues-such as anger management, hyperactivity in class
- Personal struggles-such as parental separation/divorce, loss of a loved one, family dilemmas and low self-esteem.
What can my counselor do for me?
Your counselor can help you by:
- Providing classroom guidance
- Providing study skills and academic information
- Providing career and college information
- Helping teacher/student relationships
- Helping cope with family issues
- Listening to concerns about friends
- Giving 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.
- Visit the district's counseling website for more information about the GISD Guidance & Counseling programs.
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.
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.