Counseling

Get to know your counselor

Counselor

Ms. Knight is our Counselor at Dorsey.  She went to college at Texas State University, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She received her Masters of Arts in School Counseling from Amberton University.  As an educator, Ms. Knight wants to help others find their passion and gain the skills they needed to become successful. This is her 13th year in education.  She taught 3rd and 4th grade before becoming a Counselor. 

Ms. Knight's goal is to help integrate social and emotional learning into daily practice in the classroom. She helps our students to feel comfortable talking when working through struggles.

When she is not at school, she enjoys reading, exercising, volunteering, movies, music, and playing with her dog, Presley.

What can my counselor do for me?

Your counselor is someone who you will want to get to know because she can assist you as you progress through elementary school. Make an appointment to see your counselor.

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.


Programs and activities


SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the way children and adults learn to manage their emotions, set realistic goals, have empathy for others, keep positive relationships, and make good choices. 

5 SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision-making

Red Ribbon Week

Dorsey celebrates Red Ribbon Week the last week in October. The purpose of the week is to show your commitment towards helping to make our nation drug free. Along with wearing red ribbons, we will have a theme for each day. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

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.