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.
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.
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.
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.
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.