Meet our Counselor
My name is Yvette Nancy Guzman. I began my education career in 2008 as a teacher and have been a school counselor since 2018. I am very excited and honored to be part of such an amazing campus with kind and loving students, parents, and staff. Please know that I am here to provide support for students academically and emotionally, as well as a helping hand for families in need. My goal is for each student to feel welcomed, safe, and cared for every day! Please reach out to me if you believe that I can be of any assistance or visit Counselor Connection.
My school counseling vision is to prepare our Rowlett Elementary students with the skills to become models of respectful behavior in the school setting and in the community at large. Students will be equipped with the skills to become advocates for themselves and peers when uncomfortable situations arise or safety is at risk. They will also be exposed to post-secondary education opportunities such as trade schools, vocational colleges, military options, and accredited universities. Our scholars will be empowered by knowing that the sky’s the limit, and they can accomplish anything they set their minds to!
The Rowlett Elementary counseling program will provide comprehensive counseling classes to meet the needs of all students. This will include engaging interactive classroom counseling and small group lessons, which will teach students practical skills that can be applied in their daily lives and interactions. Also real world application of soft skills that are required for students to be productive citizens will be practiced, so they will be ready for the demands of the global market. By ensuring education of the whole child (academic and social emotional learning), we can ensure that every student will reach their potential and be successful and productive citizens.
I will be meeting with all homeroom classes every month to discuss and teach about a variety of subjects. These topics include, but are not limited to:
- Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention/Harassment
- Violence Prevention/Conflict Resolution
- College, Career & Military Readiness (CCMR)
- Suicide Prevention/Mental Health & Safety
- Drug Education Preventions
- The Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Citizenship, Friendliness, and Responsibility)
- Diversity/Cross-Cultural Awareness
- Choice of Subject (5th grade)
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.
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.
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.