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Angela G. Leal Elementary School

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33356 FM 732, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 276-5055

Counselor

Welcome Longhorns!

My name is Kelly Casarez and I am the school counselor at Angela G. Leal Elementary!
 
The Role of the School Counselor
School Counselors work to maximize student success, promoting access and equity for all students. As vital members of the school leadership team, school counselors help students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for them to become healthy, competent and confident leaders. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. 
 
School Counselors help ALL students:
  • apply academic achievement strategies
  • manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
  • plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)
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Classroom Guidance Counseling 
Classroom lessons address important preventative and developmental topics such as conflict resolution, bullying, academic skills, career exploration, friendship skills and personal safety.
 
Small Group Counseling
Small groups provide additional learning experiences, giving children the opportunity to build relationships, practice new skills, and learn through the support of group members. 
 
Individual Counseling
Individual counseling is offered on a short-term basis for a variety of student concerns that may affecting them academically. Students may see a school counselor for issues including stress, study skills, family changes bullying and more.