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.

All about Mrs. Pierce

Mrs. Pierce is our counselor.

Degrees: BS in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas, MS in Special Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas and Counseling from Angelo State University.

Certifications: Generic Special Education EC-12, ESL Supplemental EC-12, and School Counseling All Levels

Education Experience- Educator since 2000

Counselor mission statement

To provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students in a safe and nurturing environment.

Counselor vision statement

As a professional school counselor at Giddens-Steadham Elementary, I am dedicated to empowering every student to achieve academic success, personal and social growth, wellness and career exploration.

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 in Counseling, 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.

How do you study?

No one is born knowing how to study. You need to learn a few study skills and then practice them. Why work on your study skills? It will make it easier for you to learn and do well in class, especially as you move up to middle school and high school and then throughout college.

Here are six steps to smarter studying:

  1. Pay attention in class.
  2. Take good notes.
  3. Plan ahead for tests and projects.
  4. Break it down. (If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks.)
  5. Ask for help if you get stuck.
  6. Get a good night's sleep!

College ready at Steadham

Steadham students are learning on a daily basis the importance of being college ready. They are exposed to a wide variety of colleges and universities.

Helping your child academically

The Library Services department provides access for students and parents to a variety of online research resources.

GISD Ready! - A special section of the site devoted to providing a broad range of college and career readiness information.

Character counts at Steadham

With the help of Chick Fil A and Character Counts, we are working hard on character building at Steadham. We use our Guidelines for Success daily:

  • Excellent Eagles
  • Act Responsibly
  • Give Respect
  • Lead by Example
  • Encourage others
  • Soar Toward Success


HERO helping everyone respect others

HERO - Helping Everyone Respect Others - is designed to increase student awareness of respecting classmates, good citizenship, and how to prevent bullying in schools and communities.