Calder Road Counseling

Services for Students

Classroom Lessons

Every student receives character education lessons throughout the school year through our Positive Learning Communities (PLC) and through classroom instruction with Mrs. Jackson


Small Group Counseling

Group counseling is available to all students.  Most groups occur during lunch time.  Some of the small group topics include: friendship, family changes, grief, social skills, anger management, and anxiety.


Individual Counseling

Students may be referred for individual counseling by themselves, parents/guardians, teachers, or administrators.   This counseling is short-term to meet social, emotional, and/or behavioral goals.

Services for Parents

  • Referrals to community resources
  • Improving parent-child communication
  • Information to help understand your child's unique needs
  • Understanding the developmental changes of childhood.


Other Activities Coordinated by CRES Counseling 

  • Start with Hello Week (Social Awareness)
  • Unity Day (focusing on standing up to Bullying)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Month Activities
  • Career Day
  • Tailgating Party / Community Resource Night
  • Safety and Emergency Training for School and Home (stranger awareness, fire safety, bike safety, personal body safety, etc.)

Check out our latest Counseling Newsletter!

September-October 2019





Meet the Counselors

Kim Jackson

Professional School Counselor

phone: 281-229-7517



Hello, I am thrilled to be the school counselor at Calder Road Elementary!  Your students may also refer to me as the "Gator Store lady" because I also run the Gator Store.   I love helping students work through the twist and turns life throws their way such as family changes, anxiety, and grief.    I am privileged because I am one of the few staff members who gets to see all the students on campus.


Students are taught character education, social and emotional skills from Pre-K all the way up to fourth grade.   Students participate in lessons during Positive Learning Communities (PLC)s and also in classroom based character lessons.   


This year marks my 20th year in education.  I have taught at the elementary, middle and junior high level.  This year will be my 10th year as a school counselor.


My Education & Training

BA in Elementary Education (English)                       

Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio


MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood)

Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio


MA in Professional Counseling                                        Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia


Trained in:

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA; International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Intervention (CISM) Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention;  Certified Educator in Restorative Practices; National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Crisis Response Team Training; Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents; Character Strong; CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention


Awards & Recognitions

Texas Excellence in Education Award Recipient  2018 Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teacher Sorority

Semi-Finalist Texas School Counselor of the Year 2018

Patty Hooks, MS

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Supervised by Melissa Kummer Daque, MA, LPC-S

Patty Hooks is a mental health therapist employed by the Family Service Center of Galveston County.  She is based at Calder Road Elementary School during school hours and also sees clients at the Family Service Center office after school.  Mrs. Hooks’ background includes teaching, school counseling and working as an investigator at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Parents or Guardians interested in having Mrs. Hooks see their child should first contact Mrs. Kim Jackson, CRE School Counselor.  Mrs. Jackson will then pass the information along to Mrs. Hooks.  This program is grant funded so there is no charge for this service. 



Anita Coleman

UHCL School Counseling Practicum Student


My name is Anita Coleman. I can be called Ms. C., Ms.  Anita, Ms. Coleman or any combination of the prementioned names, because I don’t have cool name like “Gator Store Lady yet”.  First, I want to say I’m so excited to be under the Supervision of the “Gator Store Lady” Kim Jackson at Calder Road Elementary.  I am currently in a School counseling program at UHCL and Mrs. Jackson will be my mentor.


While I have been in Education for several years as a classroom teacher. I decided to embark on the pathway to counseling because there is the need with our youth. They need supporting and to be listened to. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to be working with the children and staff of Calder Road Elementary.  I’m here to learn, grow and serve in a counseling intern capacity teaching those social and emotional skill and character education classes. This is going to be a great year.

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