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Counselors Corner

Hello, my name is Melissa Soto Vasquez (Mrs. Soto), and I am happy to be the counselor at Petty Elementary! This is my second year as the counselor at Petty and my 26th year in the education field.  I love working with children! Currently I am housed in the middle portable behind Petty.  You can reach me by telephone (361) 528-2636 or email: melissa.sotovasquez@taftisd.net.  Please feel free to reach out to me should you need any help with your child's education.  
Classroom Lessons
                                               The counselor presents lessons                                                 
in every classroom (PK-5) that
teach skills such as conflict resolution,
bully awareness and prevention, test preparation,
study skills, valuing diversity, character education,
social skills and career exploration.
Individual Counseling
Short-term individual counseling is
available to students at the request of
parents/guardians, students, and teachers to
meet the needs of all students expressing difficulties
dealing with academic achievement, personal concerns,
normal developmental tasks, etc.
When a structured series of individual counseling sessions is
deemed appropriate, parental permission is requested and parental
reinforcement of concepts introduced in counseling sessions is encouraged.

 

Small Group Counseling
Group counseling is available to all
students and may be requested by students,
parents/guardians or teachers. Plans are in the
works on small group counseling.
Parental permission letters will be sent home
prior to group participation. More information to come on topics and details.

 

BULLYING PREVENTION RESOURCES
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/