Counseling

Hello! I am Blair Donnell, the guidance counselor at Northlake Elementary. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Texas Tech University in 2008 and a Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from Amberton University in 2011. This is my 10th year in education and my fifth year as an elementary school counselor. 

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns that I can help you with.

Phone: (972) 494-8359

Mrs. Donnell 

Northlake Counseling & Guidance Program

There are five main themes that form the Northlake Counseling & Guidance Program:

  1. Teaching students to take responsibility for their actions.
  2. Helping students become self-reliant on meeting their own social, emotional and psychological needs.
  3. The concept of mutual respect - that is respect for self, others and property.
  4. Training basic life management skills - communication, decision making, problem solving and conflict management.
  5. The fundamental belief that students who feel good about themselves and have positive relationships with others, achieve more, are happier and more successful.

A comprehensive, developmental guidance and counseling program assists students in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy and successful development. Our counseling program recognizes that parents, school personnel and the community each have an important role. As partners, each has valuable resources to contribute in helping our students with their academic, career, social and emotional development.

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.

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.