Counseling

Get to know your counselor

Ms. Taylor

Ms. Taylor, our counselor, has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Ms. Taylor has been a school counselor at Watson Technology Center since 1998. She enjoys supporting her Watson students in succeeding and meeting their goals. Ms. Taylor has her own room this year!  She will be able to have guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling in her room now.  Parents, please note that Ms. Taylor’s extension has changed to 41385.

Ms. Taylor

Phone: (972) 926-2600

What does Ms. Taylor do?...

Our counselor, Ms. Taylor gives you a tour of her room and tells about the wonderful things she does to help our Watson Wildcats: 

WATSON MST Vision and Mission Statement 

Watson’s comprehensive, developmental, school counseling program supports the school’s mission statement of building positive relationships and creating motivated learners by collaborating with administrators, school staff, parents, and community members to promote social/emotional awareness, academic success and career development in a safe and nurturing environment.

The mission of Watson Technology Center’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental program that addresses the social/emotional, academic and career development of all students allowing them to reach their full potential.

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Top Cats

Watson MST Top Cats are super citizens that are chosen each grading period by their teacher or classmates. Top Cats are known for their respect and kindness towards others as well as for being responsible and showing good manners.

Mental Health Awareness

One of our goals at Watson Technology Center is for students to improve their mental health. Our Watson Wildcats recently celebrated mental health awareness week where they learned coping strategies, how to handle big feelings, and how to be a support system for others. Here are some pictures from our mental health awareness activities: 

Watson Wildcat Kindergartners wear neon to celebrate Mental Health Awareness.

 Watson Wildcat Kindergartners wear neon in support of Mental Health Awareness.

Fourth Graders exercise with goNoodle to work out any stress during Mental Health Awareness week.

Watson Wildcat Fourth Graders exercise using goNoodle to relieve stress.

Fourth Graders create posters for World Suicide Prevention Day during Mental Health Awareness week.

Watson Wildcat Fourth Graders create posters to support World Suicide Prevention Day.

Fifth Graders wrote love notes for You Matter Week

Watson Wildcat Fifth Graders write love notes to teaches who have made a difference in their lives for You Matter Week.

Parenting advice

Check out these upcoming parent workshops and opportunities.

The Love and Logic Insider's Club is a newsletter published by the Love & Logic Institute! You can view weekly tips from Love & Logic co-creator Jim Fay and Dr. Charles Fay on raising responsible, healthy, happy children. Each week features a different topic and gives short easy to understand and actionable ideas.

Self Regulation

What can my counselor do for me?

Ms. Taylor can:

  • help you with decision making/conflict resolution skills
  • help you cope with family issues
  • listen to your concerns about friends, etc.
  • help you with organization
  • help you with teacher/student relationships

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.

Here are some of the lessons our Watson Wildcats have learned from Ms. Taylor: 

                                              How to handle big feelings

                                           

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.

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.