Degrees and Certifications:
Graduated from Mountain View College with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences; The University of Texas Woman’s with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, and from Lamar University with a MEd in School Counseling.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Hilda Lizet Munoz and I joined the Bush family as the School Counselor in the 2016-2017 school year.
As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I look forward to offering support to the students, staff, families and community. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups during lunch, conducting classroom lessons using the Second Step curriculum, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Bush students and families.
Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns regarding your child. If you would like for me to meet with your child please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am here to help students achieve their personal/social and academic goals, as well as provide support for the parents and teachers. I can be reached by email at Hilda.Munoz@gpisd.org or phone at 972-522-6710.
The school counselor is a trained professional who works as part of your child's team. School counselors work in partnership with students, teachers, parents, and the community to help your child to have a successful and positive school experience. School counselors understand that each child is different. Some students just need someone to listen to their concerns, whereas others may need help in developing problem solving and decision-making skills. Whatever the concern, the school counselor is there to listen to your child and to help your child to feel safe and comfortable within the elementary school.
Sometimes parents need support and guidance as well. School counselors are also trained to work with parents and can be seen as a great resource to the parents and school staff. The mission of the Counseling Office is to promote student success by providing academic, career, personal, and social counseling.
The mission of Bush’s Counseling program is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to enable all students to become successful, productive citizens and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.
Bush Counseling program will empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals. We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. School counselors believe that every student can succeed through the collaborative efforts of school, home, and community leading to responsible and productive global citizens.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Individual Counseling: Provide a supportive and confidential environment for students to work toward personal, social, and academic growth.
Group Counseling: Group sessions are now being offered to students, which may include Divorce, Grief, and Study Skills.
Guidance Lessons: Classroom Guidance lessons include: Anti-Bullying, Careers, Drug & Tobacco Awareness, Self-Awareness, Appropriate Behavior, and other important topics.
Mediation/Conflict Resolution: Provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for students to communicate feelings and differences in order to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner.
Transitional Support: Assist in orienting students as they move from daycare to elementary school as well as from elementary school to the middle school.
Parent/Teacher Support: Consult with parents and teachers to develop appropriate academic and social supports needed for students' personal and academic success.