Counseling

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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 - Castillo Zavala Christi Adams 60020
Caston - Garay Diane Martin 60057
Garcia - Ji Michelle Wall 60019
Jo - Mi Page Padgett 60023
Mo - Q Shannon Dozier 60025
R - Sh Robin Riley
Lead Counselor
60022
Si - Z Angela Sharp
CTE Counselor
60024
Area of Responsibility  Support Staff Extension
Registrar Susan Bennett, C.E.O.P.  
(Transcripts, transfer grades)
60018
Admin. Assistant Terri Basket
(SAT/ACT forms & general info)
60068
Counselors' Secretary Kim Garner
(Scholarships, financial aid, college info) 
60021
Data Clerk Suzy Doss 60017

Mission

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.

Vision

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.