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Hello! My name is Kristine Jedrey, and I am the School Counselor at Central Middle School. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Middle Childhood Education. I moved to Texas in 2007 and taught middle school science for eight years. During that time, I attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and earned a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education. This will be my fifth year as a School Counselor and I could not be more excited to be here!
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Ricky, who is currently working on the design of the Artemis Missions at NASA Johnson Space Center, and our two fur babies Chewy the Yorkie and Nova our new rescue pup, who is a Terrier-Retriever mix. We also enjoy traveling to visit family and SCUBA diving. I look forward to another amazing school year and GO BEARCATS #UNSTOPPABLE
FAQ About School Counselors
Q: What is a School Counselor?
FAQ About School Counselors
A: A School Counselor is an educator who specializes in working with students to help solve problems. We’re good listeners and we have lots of strategies we can suggest for different issues. Whether it’s a problem at school or at home, a problem with your friends, or a personal issue that you’re dealing with, we’re here to help.
Q: How can a School Counselor help me?
A: You may have a particular concern or worry about something going on right now that is stressing you out–whether it’s at home or school. The problem might be starting to interfere with your school work. School Counselors are trained to help kids work through these and many other problems. We will work together to try to find solutions and to develop emotional skills (like managing your anger or coping with stress) that can prevent other problems in the future. Students refer themselves through teachers or by stopping by the counselor’s office during the school day to make an appointment for a later time.
Q: Do School Counselors talk to my teachers and parents, too?
A: In addition to working with kids, School Counselors also work to help parents and teachers solve problems, too. For example, we might help parents set up outside counseling for their child, or offer suggestions for problems that are happening at home. We might work with teachers to set up behavior plans for students who are having trouble behaving in class, or work with them to brainstorm different strategies to help a student get the most out of their classes.
Q: What else do School Counselors do?
A: Lots of stuff. We consult with teachers and administrators about issues that affect kids and the best ways to meet their needs. School Counselors might help coordinate projects and activities like 5th grade Orientation or High School Course Selection. They also help students learn information and skills that will promote healthy academic and emotional development.
Q: How can I contact my/my child’s School Counselor?
A: Parents may contact the counselor by calling 409-761-6207 and leaving a message. I’ll return your call as soon as possible.