Title
Guidance
Contact:
Mrs. Cynthia Garcia Phone Icon 361-368-8661 X 271 Email Icon Email

Counselor's Corner

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Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!

My name is Cynthia Garcia. This is my 20th year in Odem Edroy ISD.  I'm excited to begin my second  year as the junior high counselor.  The best thing about OJH is the students, staff, and the parents.

 

As a school counselor, I will be your student's advocate. 

I will be a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success.  I will strive to enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.  I am your child's advocate.  

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal-setting/decision- making
  • Academic planning using Naviance
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention -Using Connections
  • Peer facilitation

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management 

 

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Reading from Texas A&M Kingsville. In 2016, I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from TAMUK.  I have been married for 28 years.  I have great friends and family.  My husband and I love to travel and spend time with our daughter and son in law and grandchildren.