Counseling

 

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)
  • Worked in the following school districts 
    • Garland ISD, Garland, TX 
    • Edgewood ISD, San Antonio, TX 
    • Longview ISD, Longview, TX

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

 

 

Counseling Mission/Vision Statement

The mission of the Routh Roach School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate and proactive program addressing student’s social/emotional needs and academic achievement. The program recognizes the unique needs of students, encourages increased responsibility for students’ own academic growth, helps to foster mutual respect for all students and enhances a feeling of safety within the school environment. The vision of the counseling program is to encourage students to be productive citizens, global thinkers, life-long learners and self-advocates.

Meet 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 Ext. 42755

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?

Social emotional learning boards

It is Okay to Feel this Way
SEL Information Station
Say Yes to Happiness
ABCs of Emotions
SEL Matters
Today is a Good Day

Bullying

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®

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.