Counseling Services

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    Elementary Schools

    Guidance Activities for elementary students are planned to be sequential, well thought out and age appropriate. Counselors maximize time with students and have clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and can help children feel safe, secure and nurtured. As a result, attendance, attention, grades and test scores improve.

    Counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling, and must attend on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform. Counselors work as a team member with students, teachers, parents, and administrators. School Counselors bring resources and people together, and welcome you to their offices.


    Middle Schools

    Middle School students face increased pressure regarding alcohol and drugs, while exploring the boundaries of more acceptable behavior and mature decision making. The most important influence on the student is their family as they search for a place to belong and rely on parents and peers for acceptance and feedback.

    Counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling, and must attend on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform. Counselors provide guidance lessons on college and careers, as well as thoughtful lessons on current behaviors, how to make friends and treat others with respect. Lessons are usually done in small groups.


    High Schools

    High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time to discover what the future holds for our students.

    Secondary school counselors enhance the learning process by supporting students. School Counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive attitudes, appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential.

    Counselors hold a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling, and must attend on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform. School counselors do not work in isolation, but in collaboration with all stakeholders: students, parents and teachers.

    Counselors can not deal with all students' needs on their own: they consult and work closely with teachers, parents, school administrators, psychologists, nurses and community agencies.


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Tiffany Sommerfeld

  • Tiffany Sommerfeld Director of PEIMS and Counseling

    Director of PEIMS and Counseling

Contact Us

  • Waco ISD Administration Building
    501 Franklin Ave.
    P.O. Box 27
    Waco, Texas 76703-0027
    Phone: (254) 755-WISD