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TERRELL HIGH SCHOOL

Meet Our Counselors

Hello! My name is Liz Diaz, and I am very excited to start my 7th year in Terrell ISD.  I am the Terrell High School Counselor for the Alpha P - Z and I am also the Dual Credit Coordinator.  This is my third year as a school counselor at Terrell High School.  I was previously the Terrell High School Head Volleyball Coach, and PE teacher 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.  During my time coaching at Terrell HS, I started on a new path to pursue my school counselor certifications, and completed my coursework from Angelo State University. 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.  This will be my 18th year in education, and I cannot believe how many wonderful memories I have gained over the years, and how blessed I am to have found where I truly belong.  I am dedicated to being an advocate for our students, and want to help provide them with the same variety of opportunities that were extended to me. I look forward to the many adventures and various journeys we will travel, and look forward to being able to work side by side with our students as they navigate through high school, and prepare for their life once they graduate. In my spare time, I enjoy sitting out on the dock with my two dogs at my lake house, baking, going to movies, and traveling to San Antonio to spend time with my family.

Liz Diaz

O-Z Counselor & Lead Counselor

liz.diaz@terrellisd.org

972.563.7525 x7497

Hi there! My name is Mrs. Heather Crumpton and I am the Terrell High School Counselor for Alpha A-Gi. I have been in high school education for over 9 years, and received my Undergraduate at the University of Arkansas (Go Razorbacks!) and my Masters of Counseling at Amberton University. As a counselor, my goals are to promote student’s self-esteem and empower them to use his/her strengths to become their own best advocate. I help my students to realize their potential by focusing on their accomplishments, build on their past successes, and encourage them to achieve their goals. By focusing on student’s strengths and successes, I encourage each student to recognize their potential and I want to make sure that they understand each student is valuable, vital and are unique individuals. I look forward to an exciting school year as we work together towards success in high school and beyond. 

Heather Crumpton

A-GI Counselor

heather.crumpton@terrellisd.org

972.563.7501 x7496

Karla Amos

GL-N Counselor

karla.amos@terrellisd.org

972.563.7501 x7495

Kelly Kilpatrick

Itinerant At-Risk Counselor

kelly.kilpatrick@terrellisd.org

972.563.7501 x7494

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

 

Transcripts are available from Terrell High School. Please complete and sign the Student Records Release Form. There is a $2 fee for each transcript requested, payable by check or money order if mailing request. Cash payment is accepted if picking up your transcript in person. Email transcript@terrellisd.org with any questions.

*Please note that Terrell ISD does not reproduce high school diplomas. If you are in need of a document to verify high school graduation, please complete the transcript request below.

 

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.

 

Guidance Curriculum

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.

 

Responsive Services

Addressing the immediate concerns of students through prevention and intervention.

 

Individual Planning

Assisting students in monitoring and understanding their own development. Addressing educational, career, and personal-social goals.

 

System Support

Support activities and services including professional/staff development, campus improvement plan, parent education, campus decision-making, committees, etc.

 

Non-Guidance

Planning/Coordinating special events, supervisory duties, administrative duties, etc.

GUIDANCE TOPICS

 

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.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

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:

 

Community Resources: 

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

 

Hotlines: 

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

 

Click here for a list of helpful websites.