Counselor's Corner

  • Meet Our Counselors:

     

    Mrs. Munoz:  Hello Coyote family!!! My name is Mrs. Munoz and I am one of the counselors at Reeces Creek Elementary. I will embark on my 11th year in education and 7th year in counseling for the 21-22 school year. It is going to be an amazing year!!! I love being a school counselor and it has been a blessing to have had had an impact on the lives of students who have been a part of my educational journey. Not only was I able to help students, but in return they taught me so many lessons that empowered my growth in counseling. Building relationships with students and having the opportunity to teach them social emotional skills to be successful makes my heart happy. Aside from loving my career, I absolutely love my family. My husband is a nurse and I have two beautiful children. My son is 9 and my daughter is 6. We have 4 pets. Two English Bulldogs, a cockatiel and a betta fish. Family is everything to me and they are my WHY!


    Mrs. Bolden:  My name is Jennifer Bolden, and I am one of the school counselors here at Reeces Creek Elementary. I graduated from Texas A&M Central Texas with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and hold certifications in Early Childhood through 6th grade, ESL Education, and Gifted and Talented. I graduated from Angelo State University with a master's degree in Education with an emphasis on Professional School Counseling. I am a native Texan and have been in the Killeen area for over 25 years. My husband and I have been married since 1998 and have 3 amazing children. We also have 6 fur babies! Needless to say, I have a very full house. When I am not counseling and teaching, my favorite things to do are spend time with my family and travel. I look forward to partnering with you to ensure the success of your student this year. Please contact me if you have any questions or helpful support. The school phone number is 254-336-2150 or you can email me at Jennifer.bolden@killeenisd.org. Once again, welcome to Reeces Creek Elementary.

     

    Mrs. Calvert: Hello Coyotes! My name is Jamie Calvert and I am the At-Risk Counselor for Reeces Creek. I love music, animals, and trying new foods. Some of my favorite foods are chips and queso, chips and guacamole, and hot wings. In my free time, I like to go outdoors, watch movies, and listen to music. My husband of 16 years and I are originally from Missouri. We have 2 sons, 3 cats, and 2 dogs. I served in the Army for about six years, then decided to get my bachelor’s in education. Afterwards, I pursued a career in counseling at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. I am excited to get to know everyone and build great relationships with staff and students alike!

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     What does the counselor do?

     *Counsels with students individually and/or in groups

     *Provides systematic and developmental classroom guidance to all students

     *Participates in the referral process of students to special programs and/or services

     *Conducts conferences with parents as needed

     *Facilitates parent discussion groups

     *Adheres to ethical and legal standards

     *Responds to student needs in crisis situations

     *Collaborates with faculty, staff and parents to better meet the needs of all students

     *Coordinates parent/ community volunteers

    Classroom Guidance

    The counselor provides classroom guidance lessons to all students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at Reeces Creek. Lessons are targeted to develop citizenship/social skills.Occasionally, the counselor will provide lessons on specific guidance related subjects requested by the classroom teacher. Topics include diversity, good citizenship, problem-solving, and career development.

    Parent Support

    The counselor works closely with parents to provide assistance in making each student’s school experience a positive one. Parents are encouraged to contact the counselor when a student encounters difficulties at school or at home. All information is confidential and will be treated with professionalism to enable your student to feel safe, secure, and happy while at school.

    Helpful Phone Numbers

    *Counseling Office at Reeces Creek Elementary: 336-2150

    *MHMR: Children’s Medical and Mental Health Services: 628-7766

    *CHIP: Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program: 800-647-4666

    *Emergency Shelter and 24 Hour Crisis Care for Youth: 800-421-TEEN

    *Central Texas Youth Services Bureau: Free youth and family counseling: 519-3160

    *Child Abuse Hotline: 800-252-5400