Routh Roach Mission Statement:The mission of Routh Roach Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, proactive program addressing career development, social/emotional health and academic achievement.  The program will recognize the unique needs of students, encourage increased responsibility for their own academic growth, foster mutual respect for all and enhance a feeling of safety. 

Vision statement: 

The vision of the Routh Roach counseling program is to provide a safe environment for students, encourage them to be productive citizens, global thinkers, life-long learners and self-advocates.

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.

Counselor's corner

 Mrs. Alisha Morton:

·  Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Amberton University, Garland, Texas

·  Undergraduate Degree in Family Resource Management and Consumer Studies from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

·  Teaching Certifications in Special Education (EC-12) and ELA (4-8)

·  School district’s worked in Garland ISD, Garland, TX; Edgewood ISD, San Antonio, TX and Longview ISD, Longview, TX

Mrs. Morton is now in her 10th year as a counselor in Garland. .

Get to know your counselor

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

Alisha Morton

Phone: (972) 926-2580

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.

 Childhood Stress

As providers and caretakers, adults tend to view the world of children as happy and carefree. After all, kids don't have jobs to keep or bills to pay, so what could they possibly have to worry about