Phone: 972-642-0048 - Ext. 6410
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts-Psychology: University of North Texas Master of Arts-Organizational Management: Dallas Baptist University Master of Education-Counseling: University of North Texas at Dallas EC-4 Classroom Teacher Certification 4-8 Classroom Teacher Certification ESL Certification School Counselor Certification
Evetta L. McGriff, Counselor
Hello! My name is Evetta McGriff and I am one of the Counselors at De Zavala. This is my 5th year at De Zavala, and I am looking forward to another great school year. My goal as School Counselor is to assist students with their social and emotional needs that may hinder their academic success. I look forward to partnering with parents to ensure their students’ success.
This is my 13th year in education. I have had the pleasure of educating scholars in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, and I was also a Keystone educator, equipping students with lessons in character education. I have spent all 13 years in Grand Prairie ISD and have enjoyed each year. I am hoping this is the best year yet!
Phone: ext 6411
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in Early Childhood Education (Mountain View College) Bachelors in Arts Interdisciplinary Studies (University of North Texas at Dallas) Cum Laude Masters in School Counseling (Lamar University)
Nedin Glover, Counselor
Welcome to another great school year! I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve the studens here at De Zavala for a fourth year as one of the counselors. I'm looking forward to serving all of our parents, staff and amazing students. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which all students thrive.
Bienvenidos a otro gran año escolar. Es una bendicion tener la oportunidad de servir a los estudantes De Zavala por cuarta año consecutivo como una de las consejeras. Estoy lista para servir a todos nuestros pades, maestros(as) y maravillosos estudiantes. My objetivo como consejera es proveer un ambiente seguro y enriquezedor donde todos los estudiates pueden prosperar.
The mission of the De Zavala Counseling Department is to collaborate with stakeholders to promote kindness, compassion and respect among the entire student body by providing them with the social-emotional tools needed to assist with real-life experiences.
The vision of the De Zavala Counseling Department is to empower all students in reaching their maximum potential and becoming responsible, contributing 21st-century leaders. Through our comprehensive counseling program, we will address academic, social-emotional and career goals which will empower their college, career, military and emotional readiness.
We are excited to be a part of the De Zavala family! Our role as the counselors is to promote the success and well-being of all students. We are here to provide support for students and their families.
As counselors, we have a comprehensive school counseling program to ensure student success. There are four components to the program:
Guidance-We present classroom lessons in order to develop the students’ self-awareness, and encourage the application of life skills. Some of the topics for these lessons include bullying, harassment, safety, friendship, goal setting, diversity, and drug/alcohol awareness.
Responsive Services- We work to meet the immediate needs of students and their families. As counselors, we address those concerns and help remove barriers to learning through individual or small group counseling. We can also provide referrals to outside agencies to assistance families with shelter, clothing, food, and other needs.
Individual Planning-We help students plan for their future by assisting them in discovering their strengths, setting goals and self-monitoring. We also help them monitor, understand, and control their own behavior, skills, and development. We work with students on social skills acquisition, college/career awareness, and personal relationships.
We work with students on social skills acquisition, college/career awareness, and personal relationships.
System Support- We support the school, staff, parents, and the community by providing parent education, consultation, staff development, community outreach, public relations, as well as professional growth and development. We are able to help our students through collaboration with those who have a vested interest in their success.
We look forward to an exciting year!!