Get to know your counselor

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!

kennedy  Taheri

Phone: (972) 675-3150 Ext. 43252

Email:  Kennedy  Taheri

Hickman Elementary Counselor Mission Statement

The mission of the Hickman Elementary School Counseling Program is to empower all students by building self-esteem and fostering a holistic education in order for students to achieve success in a diverse, changing world.


Hickman Elementary School Counseling Vision Statement

The Hickman school counselor will provide an atmosphere of excellence as students work toward their academic and personal potential and their career goals. The counselor will build a base of trust, respect, and the importance of physical and mental health as it relates to becoming a productive, responsible citizen who respects themselves and others.


Hickman Elementary School Counseling Belief Statements

1. I believe when students build positive relationships with others they develop academically, socially, and emotionally. This gives them the tools to succeed as adults and in their career paths.

2. I believe the school counselor’s role is to provide a counseling program that is data driven, includes responsive services, system support, individual student planning, and guidance curriculum.

3. I believe the school counseling program will promote:

  •  An atmosphere of school safety
  • The ability to problem solve and make decisions
  •  Respect for self and others.

What can my counselor do for me?

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.

Visit the district website for more information about the GISD Guidance & Counseling programs.


No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or their safety.

Visit the Bullying Prevention and Investigation page on the district website for more information and resources.

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.