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PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School

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Counseling Department

Counselor s Corner


For counselors to provide a comprehensive program to ensure every student maximizes growth in academic achievement, personal/emotional, and career development. 

Thomas Jefferson TSTEM ECHS students will have many opportunities to obtain necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of decisionmaking, goal-setting, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal effectiveness to become responsible and self-confident citizens.


Provide a collaborative/systemic approach to meet student needs

-Learning opportunities for all students
-Appreciate different learning styles
-Collaborate with families and stakeholders
-Respect family values and beliefs

Academic & personal/social support

-Individual counseling
-Small group counseling
-Classroom guidance lessons
-Crisis intervention
-Identifying academic strengths and exploring career interests
-Create individualized plans for academic success
-Advisory and college readiness support

Support school staff, parents & community members to promote student success

-Conferences with parents and teachers
-Help teachers and administrators understand individual student needs
-Collaborate on interventions and strategies for students in need of support
-Refer students to outside agencies and therapists when necessary
-Provide parents with support when seeking help
-Provide information regarding available community resources


Student and family privacy is very important. All information shared with a school counselor remains confidential unless:
1) A student shares a plan to harm him or herself, someone harms them or if they plan to hurt someone else.
2) There is suspicion a student may be a victim of abuse or neglect.

Ana Villarreal

Head Counselor

Student Alpha M-Z


Ph: (956) 785-8525 Ext: 7064

Beatriz Gonzalez


Student Alpha A-L


Ph: (956) 784-8525 Ext: 7055

Maria Saldana

Counselor's Secretary


Ph: (956) 784-8525 Ext:7054