Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Vanessa Cleere

Biography:   My name is Vanessa Cleere and this is my 3rd year as a counselor at South Waco Elementary. I was an assistant principal for 8 years and a first-grade teacher for 4 in a previous school district. I graduated from Baylor University with my degree in Psychology and two minors in Forensic Science/ Criminal Justice. I decided after doing mental health casework that I wanted to do more with our youth and went back to get my alternative certificate to teach. I went on to get my Masters of Education in Counseling at Tarleton State to become a school counselor.   I am a mom of 2 great kids, Cash 12 and Kaydence 9. I love to work out so when we aren’t at the gym or park.. I’m running around doing baseball, football, basketball, or softball with my kids!

My Why:  I love working with our youth because I continue to learn from them. Being a role model and voice for our students is something I take a lot of pride in. I wake up each day thinking of many ways to keep our kids healthy, happy, and safe!