Counseling Services Mission Statement
The mission of the Grand Prairie ISD Counseling Services Department is to provide all students a safe, inclusive, and positive learning environment that focuses on supporting the holistic needs of students and their families.
We aim to:
Create programs and supports to assist students with removing social, emotional, and economic barriers that are impeding student achievement
Empower every student to design a comprehensive plan for their future by providing college, career, and military readiness exposure and advisement for grades K through 12
Teach students essential life skills through social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons, kindness initiatives, and self-accountability campaigns so students will be able to utilize these skills and lead by example in every facet of their lives
Counseling Services is comprised of dedicated school counselors, school social workers, and college access center staff who are ready to serve the students, staff, and families in GPISD.
American School Counselor Association Award
The counseling program at Jackson Middle School has been designated a nationally Recognized ASCA Model Program
Lone Star State School Counselor Association Awards
Lone Star State School Counselor Association Award Winners for outstanding campus counseling programs.
- Digital Arts & Technology Academy at Adams Middle School
- Jackson Middle School
- Young Men's Leadership Academy
- Drug Prevention & Intervention Program at Johnson DAEP
- Grand Prairie High School
- Morton Elementary
- South Grand Prairie High School
Power of Hope Award
The National Postsecondary Strategy Institute and Reach Higher have named the GPISD Counseling and College Readiness Departments as the recipients of the Power of Hope Award. The award recognizes school districts that engage school counselors in leadership roles that effectively organize and implement college and career postsecondary enrollment strategies in grades K-12. Thank you to all our counselors, college advisors and social workers for the work they do to empower our students to make their postsecondary choices.
GPISD is proud to be one of six schools in the US to be awarded this distinction.
Counseling Services Videos
- Education Center
- Dr. Dana Jackson
- Blanca Sanchez McGee, LCSW
- Joe Beck
- Cheryl Golden
- Patricia Calahan
- Ronda Swanigan
- Elizabeth "Liz" Hummert, LCSW
- Norma Gonzalez
- Dr. Tameka Lewis
- Umeka Wright