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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.
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.
Short book about COVID-19 to support and reassure our children (in several languages)
Coping with Covid-19 A Free Handout For Parents and Teachers (free download)
Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
Yoga for Uncertain Times
Creating a Visual Schedule (Free Download)
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times
Kim Jackson, MA, MEd, LPC-A
Professional School Counselor
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 22st year in education. I have taught at the elementary, middle and junior high level. This year will be my 12th year as a school counselor.
My Education & Training
BA in Elementary Education (English)
Our Lady of the Lake University, 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
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; Calm Crusaders, Journey of Hope, Niroga's Dynamic Mindfulness
Youth Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Psychological First Aid - Schools, As+K about Suicide to Save a Life, Trauma Informed Care
Awards & Recognitions
Texas Excellence in Education Award Recipient 2018 Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teacher Sorority
Semi-Finalist Texas School Counselor of the Year 2018
Cynthia Sierra, MA, LPC-A
Family Service Center Therapist
Greetings! My name is Cynthia Sierra, I am a therapist with Family Service Center and I am excited to be working at Calder Road Elementary this year! I have a bachelors in psychology and master’s degree in counseling from University of Houston - Clear Lake. I am married with two children, a dach-adore (Dachshund/Lab mix) named Skylar. I know firsthand the struggles that parenting can bring and I am here to support you in this journey. I specialize in a holistic and evidenced based approach, working collaboratively with the child, parents, teachers and administrators. My goal is to help every child learn skills needed to overcome challenges and live their happiest and most fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!
Social Emotional Learning Packet (self-control, gratitude and positivity)
Book "I am Peace" read aloud
Boredom Busters - non-screen activities to do at home
Guided Imagery Exercises for Children (to reduce stress, pain and other symptoms)
Apps for Anxiety, Stress Relief and Relaxation for Kids and Adults
21 Mindfulness Activities for Home (Free Download)
Sesame Street Caring for Each Other
Challenge your mind and your body with activities each day.
Students learn about a different character trait each month through lessons and activities in their classrooms with their teacher as well as through lessons given by the counselor and during PLC time.
Kelso's Choices give students options in solving their own problems.
It's never too early to learn about different careers. The website links below will take you to wonderful websites that will help you in your journey to discover your future.
There are videos about specific careers, information, and tons of information about hundreds of jobs. See if you can find information that will help you in your journey to get your dream job!
The skills needed and developed at school are the skills you will use later in life at your job. Below are some of the skills that you can practice now to help you prepare for your future career.
Attendance- Come every day.
Punctuality- Be on time.
Teamwork- Work well with others.
Communication- Talk and listen effectively.
Problem Solve- Be able to choose good solutions.
Leadership- Motivate others toward goals.
Inclusive of all, Dickinson ISD will cultivate excellence, producing confident, collaborative, goal-driven learners who become empowered citizens in a global society.
Dickinson ISD will equip and empower all learners with skills and experiences to achieve academic excellence and make meaningful contributions to our world.
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