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TERRELL HIGH SCHOOL
Meet Our Counselors
Charline Hoevers- 12th Grade Counselor & Scholarship Coordinator
Mrs. Charline Hoevers is starting her third year at Terrell High School where she will be the senior counselor. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as her Masters of Arts in Science Education. She then completed her Masters of Arts in School Counseling from The University of Texas at Tyler. This is her 23rd year in education. She spent the first 20 years teaching middle school science, health and CTE classes. Mrs. Hoevers is strong advocate for her students. She is dedicated to their academic, social and emotional health. She is very excited to be working with her seniors while they transition from high school students into college and career ready individuals.
Liz Diaz- 11th Grade Counselor & Dual Credit Coordinator
Although I am not new to Terrell ISD, this is my first year as a counselor at Terrell High School. I was the Head Volleyball Coach for the last four years and taught PE at Terrell HS and Wood Elementary. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Texas Lutheran University, and immediately attended Texas Woman's University to earn my Master of Science in Kinesiology.
Pursuing a career in education was never my intention, or on my radar, but it became very clear that this was where I was meant to be. I have spent the last 15 years in education teaching PE and coaching volleyball. During my time coaching at Terrell HS, I started on a new path to pursue my school counselor certifications. I completed my coursework from Angelo State University.
I am dedicated to being an advocate for our students, and want to be able to help provide our students with the same variety of opportunities that were provided to me. I am very excited for this new opportunity and adventure, and look forward to being able to work side by side with our students as they make their journey through high school, and prepare for their life once they graduate.In my spare time, I enjoy sitting out on the dock with my three dogs at my lake house, baking, going to movies, and traveling to San Antonio to spend time with my family.
THE ROLE OF A COUNSELOR
First and foremost, counselors are advocates for all individuals (students, staff, and parents). Our goal is to foster effective communication between the home and school.
Providing guidance content in a systematic way to all students. Promoting awareness, skill development, and application of skills needed in everyday life through classroom guidance lessons.
Addressing the immediate concerns of students through prevention and intervention.
Assisting students in monitoring and understanding their own development. Addressing educational, career, and personal-social goals.
Support activities and services including professional/staff development, campus improvement plan, parent education, campus decision-making, committees, etc.
Planning/Coordinating special events, supervisory duties, administrative duties, etc.
TISD counselors visit every classroom monthly during the school year. Character Education is integrated into the curriculum. There are six pillars of good character: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, fairness, and citizenship throughout the school year. Counselors also discuss personal space, emotions, secrets, bullying, diversity, word choices and sharing.
Whether you are a single parent, grandparent raising a grandchild, blended family, or just a mother and father looking for help, there are plenty of resources out there for you. Here are a few:
Genesis Center 972-932-4351
Healing Hearts Ministry 972-551-2700
My Guardian Angel-Divorce & Loss 214-887-0069
Lakes Regional Mental Health Center 972-524-4159 or 800-443-1831
ADAPT Community Solutions 1-866-260-8000
Texas Department of Housing 800-792-1119
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital214-559-5000
Abuse Hotline 800-252-5400
Alcohol & Drug Abuse 800-246-4673
National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663
Terrell Police Department 972-551-6622
Runaway Hotline 800-392-3352
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