Get to Know Your Counselor

Counselor: Shannon Dozier (Students' last names beginning A-K)


 Keith Baker

Counselor: Keith Baker (Students' last names beginning L-Z)

Julie Coleman 

LIGHT Counselor:  Julie Coleman

Your counselor is someone who you will want to get to know because she can assist you as you progress through middle school. Make an appointment to see your counselor.

DivisionCounselorPhone (972)Ext.
A-KShannon Dozier475-3711x51806
L-ZKeith Baker 475-3711x51833
LIGHTJulie Coleman475-3711x51810
SecretaryLisa Dunphy475-3711x51812



The Ready! College.Career.Life program is an integral part of GISD culture. Helping students to explore, plan, and act is part of daily life in the classroom and special events across the district.

In addition to the academic rigor of our classrooms and the variety of resources like those listed below, campus staff and district departments provide activities and events that spark imaginations and provide assistance -- College Day, career days, workshops, and more.

What Can My Counselor Do For Me?

Counselors will help you by:

  • reviewing your choice of subjects each spring during registration (February - April)
  • helping solve academic scheduling problems
  • 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 middle school has two guidance counselors to help ensure that adequate support for helping students to succeed and meet their goals is available.

In addition, each middle school campus has a student services specialist - LIGHT counselor. Campus LIGHT counselors have had additional training in specialty areas to help students maintain and choose a healthy lifestyle. They provide counseling, support groups, presentations, prevention activities, classroom guidance, and crisis intervention for students.  

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

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