Meet our school counselor
Christine Adame, Counselor
Hi! Eagle family,
Garland has been my home for more than 50 years. Educated both as a child and later as an adult at Amberton University, where I earned my Master's in School Counseling. After 18 years with Garland ISD, I'm blessed to have found my "work" home in this amazing Garland community. I am Garland proud; and my goal is to inspire all students to spread their wings and "soar" to new heights. My mission is to:
- Empower students with personal agency (a sense of one's control over their actions and consequences) through the development of meaningful education and memorable experiences;
- Connect individuals with community members and local resources; and,
- Advocate for actions that build happier, healthier, and safer communities.
As part of the guidance and counseling program, learning what our students' "Happy is" (H.i.) provides a valuable resource for building their career paths (CCMR). For myself, "Happy is" believing that our students and their families can experience happier, healthier lives here and now; and that they have an amazing future ahead of them. I look forward to getting to know each member of our Eagle family and discovering what "Hi!" means to you @Hi_Happy_is @SES_Eagles #Happy-is.
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Have A Positive and Productive Year! (H.A.P.P.Y)
Shorehaven Mission Statement
The mission of Shorehaven Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate support services that foster students' academic development, personal/social growth, and career exploration enabling all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.
Shorehaven Vision Statement
The vision of Shorehaven Elementary School Counseling Program is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential by promoting an environment that encourages personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence to ensure future success.
What does a School Counselor do?
- Professional school counselors are certified educators who improve students success by spending at least 80% of their time implementing a comprehensive school counseling program as required by Texas law.
- Professional school counselors attend to student needs and concerns, enabling them to focus on learning and academic achievement.
- Professional school counselors provide a systematic planned approach for helping all students acquire the skills necessary for successful academic, career, social, and emotional development.
Why contact my School Counselor?
School counselors can assist with the following:
- Transition to a new school
- Registration process and student orientation
- Achievement concerns related to grades/courses, self-perception, stress, etc.
- College, Career, Military Readiness and Access questions
- Personal needs
- Crisis situations
- Family transitions such as death, divorce, remarriage, new siblings, relocating from one city to another, etc.
Students or families-in-need, please, do not hesitate to reach out or connect me or our local community partners:
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.
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.