Check out pictures from our events!

Multicultural Night

Unity Day

Tailgate Party / Community Resource Night

Career Day

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.)
  • No Place for Hate Activities
  • Multicultural Night

Resources for Families

Meet the Counselors

Kim Jackson, MA, MEd, LPC-A

Professional School Counselor

phone: 281-229-7517

email: kjackson@dickinsonisd.org

 

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

 

Trained in:

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

 

Trainer of:

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!

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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.

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