Counseling

Get to know your counselor

Ms. Gregory is our Counselor at Dorsey.  This is her 13th year in education, and taught for 10 years, theatre, culinary arts, nutrition, child development.  She received her Bachelor's of Science degree and first Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Commerce, with a second Master of Science degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce as well.  Ms. Gregory enjoys working with all ages and is so excited to be here at Dorsey and looks forward to meeting everyone! She is dedicated to helping students achieve their personal and academic goals.  Also has lots of interests and hobbies, like sewing, writing, shopping, and I love to go roller skating!!  You may see her roller skating in the halls sometimes.  She has four kiddos and one fluffy cat named Sweetpea and one kitten named Toby!

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.

Dorsey Counseling Vision Statement

Through the support of a comprehensive counseling program students will leave Dorsey empowered to make healthy decisions for themselves and their family.  Dorsey Elementary will build a strong foundation for students by supporting the whole child; ensuring all students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. 

Dorsey Counseling Mission Statement 

The Dorsey Counseling Program provides a welcoming environment that supports all students learning and becoming successful through guidance in developing lifelong success skills in the area of academics, social and emotional competencies, and college and career readiness. 

 

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.