Meet Mrs Roberts!
My name is Nancy Roberts and I am one of the Blue Jay counselors. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in School Counseling from Lamar University. Before starting my counseling career, I taught Special Education at Cavazos Elementary. After that I went to Ellison where I was the registrar for a year before becoming a counselor working at both Ellison and Gateway. I decided to move back to the elementary level and was a counselor split between Clarke and Cavazos Elementary before making the change to Willow Springs. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 27 years and have two children. My husband retired from the military and is now a teacher and coach. My daughter is a Junior at Texas State University and my son is a Senior at Belton High School. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading, and playing with my three dogs, three goats, and two cats. I am so happy to be a member of the Blue Jay family and look forward to working with you all.
Meet Mrs. Mintz!
This is my 23rd year with KISD. I have a Bachelors degree and MEd from UMHB as well as a Masters of Library Science from UNT and a Counseling Certificate from Angelo State University.
I spent 19 years as a classroom teacher at Rancier, Smith, West Ward, Ira Cross, Duncan, Nolan, and Manor. I have also been a TAG Facilitator, taught TAG ELA, Reading, PE, and was the RICA teacher at Manor. I have served in admin positions as the District AYPYN Coordinator, Ellison High School Attendance Officer, and then as a Counselor at Ellison before coming to Willow Springs ES.
I have coached basketball and track, worked on yearbook, NJHS, been a team leader and have volunteered for nearly every committee, group, and booster club in the school at one point or another.
I have been married for 21 years and have two sons; Oliver who is an ROTC cadet and junior at Baylor, and Nicholas who is a senior at Killeen HS and the head band drum major. In my free time I enjoy running, DIY crafts, refinishing furniture, reading and hanging out with my Yorkie, Lola.
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