Vision statement

The Naaman Forest High School Counseling Department will empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive citizenship in the 21st century.

Mission statement

The mission of the Naaman Forest High School Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

Naaman Forest Counseling Staff

Name  Role Responsibilities 
Claire McGrath Lead Counselor

9th-12th grade (Last names A-Beq.) 

9th Collegiate

Mewesette Baker Counselor  9th-12th grade (Last names Ber.-Garn.)
Angela McGill  Counselor  9th-12th Grade (Last names Ro-Z)
Angela Noska Counselor 9th-12th Grade (Last names Mat.-Ri.)
Shonedra Redd  ECHS Counselor 

ECHS Counselor

10th-12th Collegiate

Esther Wanton CTE Counselor 

CTE Counselor

CTE: GBLS, PTECH, GRCTIC (non-collegiate)

Katrina Woods  Counselor  9th-12th Grade (Last names Garo-Mass))
Jared Gavin Responsive Services Counselor

Crisis Intervention

Mental Health Education and Awareness

Priya Roshan  Responsive Services Counselor 

Crisis Intervention

Mental Health Education and Awareness

Rafif Kayali Registrar  Transcripts
Ivonne Martinez Data Clerk Change of Address 
Justine Hicks Secretary   
Iris Alvidrez Aide  


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®

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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.