Counseling

Headshot of Shari Halpin counselor in green dress

Howdy Cowboys!

My name is Shari Halpin and I'm so excited to be your school counselor! I have been in education since 2005 and a school counselor from 2016-2018 and at the central office for several years. What I love about school counseling is the chance to impact young people as well as the opportunity to work with the most wonderful teachers and staff. I love watching students succeed and achieve their dreams.

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.

The Buzz

The Buzz! is a monthly memo filled with great information from our school counselor. 

School counseling mission and vision statements

What can my counselor do for you?

Activities and programs

Bullying

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.