Get to know your counselor
Phone: (972) 675-3010
Hello Cooper Cougars! My name is Mrs. Way and I am the school counselor here at Cooper Elementary. I attended Garland schools growing up and have been with the district 15 years. My bachelor’s degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. I hold a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University. My certifications include School Counseling (K-12), General Education (EC-4), and ESL. I have three wonderful children who are in 10th grade, 8th grade, and 3rd grade. We enjoy spending our time outside, playing sports, reading,
Vision: Reaching the future by driving excellence, one student at a time so that every student reaches their academic and career potential.
Mission: The mission of Cooper Counseling is to provide guidance programs and counseling services to all students in a way that promotes academic success, personal and social growth, and college and career readiness so that every student will be equipped for life-long learning and responsible citizenship.
Our campus is comprised of four houses
Unidad the house of Unity – “Where there is unity there is always victory”
Donneurs the house of givers – “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”
Chinh Truc the house of integrity – “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”
Uamuzi the house of determination – “Determination is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like doing it.”
Every two weeks, our houses meet to celebrate achievements and participate in a social emotional lessons. Students then work to demonstrate and practice these important life skills.
See our signature programs for more information.
still going strong
WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. In 1998, the very first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched at Gene George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Today, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. If you are interested in becoming a WATCH D.O.G.S. please contact our counselor Jamie Way to get you started.
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.