Counseling

Park Crest counselor's corner

Grace Medrano-Johnson

Mrs. Graciela Medrano-Johnson

School Counselor

Park Crest Elementary School 

Email address

phone:  972-926-2571


Hi there, I’m Graciela Medrano-Johnson, the school counselor here at Park Crest Elementary.  I am looking forward to working with your families for another amazing year.  What you may not be aware of is that before working as a counselor, I also taught in the US and abroad for 10 years!

I am a graduate of Angelo State University, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and French and my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M in Commerce. 

I love my role here at Park Crest, where I have gotten to know many friendly faces and hearts. 

I will continue to provide a well-rounded counseling program that helps all students focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development.

Park Crest Elementary Counseling Program Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

The school counselor fosters relationships in a goal-oriented and student-centered learning environment.

Vision Statement

The school counselor supports students, parents, and educators through student self-exploration to prepare for secondary and postsecondary readiness.

 

Guidance curriculum

The following are the GISD social and emotional strands for guidance lessons:

  • Social Skills, Kindness, Trustworthiness
  • Respect, Bullying, Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness, Cooperation, Problem-solving
  • Compassion, Patience
  • Citizenship, Effort, Perseverance

Group and individual counseling

During each grading period, I will provide lunch counseling groups (during non-instructional times). School staff or parents can recommend students for these groups. Some topics to be covered are:

  • SEL Skills (Social-emotional learning)
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Personal Struggles
  • Motivation

Throughout the year, I provide students with individual counseling who are in need of immediate support. I can continue to see a student for 4 total sessions during the year. If you need additional assistance, I can provide you with outside counseling resources.

Permission forms are required for the counseling sessions. Please feel free to contact me for further questions.

 

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.