photo of all 6 GHS counselors

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Phone: 972.494.8492 x 60068
Fax: 972.487-4690
When emailing counselors, please include the student's name in the subject line.

If you need to see your counselor, please scan the QR code on the posters/flyers around campus or go to the link (also on the posters) and your counselor will call you in as quickly as possible.

Area of Responsibility Counselor Extension

A - Barrientos

Christi Adams


Barron - El

Diane Martin 60057

En - Herrada

Michelle Wall 60019
Herrera - Medina Nichole Narvarro 60023
Medlock - P

Shannon Dozier 

Q - Sanders Robin Riley
Lead Counselor
Sandoval - Z Mr. Calyn Smoot
Area of Responsibility  Support Staff Extension
Registrar Susan Bennett, C.E.O.P.  
(Transcripts, transfer grades)
Counselors' Secretary Kim Garner
(Scholarships, financial aid, college info) 
Data Clerk Lourdes Aguilar 60017

Senior Student Record Release Form

Graduating Seniors should fill out the Student Record Release Form. This fillable form is used for sending transcripts to colleges and universities and needs to be on file for each senior. You will need Acrobat Reader in order to complete the form.


The Garland High School Counseling Department uses a data driven comprehensive counseling program, which addresses the whole student.  Our program focuses on helping students advocate for themselves to develop their academic and career goals, as well as supporting their social emotional learning.  Our goal is to help them become successful members of our global and diverse world community.


The Garland High School Counseling Team works to support and empower students to achieve academic successes through ensuring their social emotional well-being. We use data-driven guidance in order to reach the needs of all GHS students. Our counseling team builds relationships through means of individual counseling, guidance lessons, groups and collaboration fostering a climate that facilitates future academic, personal and social emotional success.

Crest Award

Our incredible counselors have won this prestigious award for the past three years (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018) and are also in the running and (in our opinion) going to win again for the 2018-2019 school year.  To learn more about this award go to the Crest Award web page

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.