Meet Our Counselor

Phone: (210) 661-1130 ext. 34054


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Science in Guidance and Counseling Bachelors in Psychology Texas A&M at Corpus Christi

April Ferris


I hope your family had an enjoyable and relaxing summer!

My name is April Ferris and I am the Guidance Counselor at Elolf STEAM Academy. I have been a school counselor for the past 23 years, and have enjoyed working in education for the last 27 years. This will be my 3rd year working at our amazing school. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with Elolf STEAM Academy and I am here to support both the emotional and academic needs of your child. I am available daily to help students, parents, and teachers. I provide different services to support students throughout the school year, such as classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, and support to students, parents, and teachers as needed.

I visit with students twice monthly to teach lessons on social emotional learning (SEL) skills and implement a school-wide guidance program. I also provide short-term individual and small group counseling services as needed.

I am available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless I am teaching a Guidance Lesson, with a student, or attending a training session.

I look forward to meeting you and your student. If you would like to meet with me individually, please feel free to call or email me at to schedule an appointment. In the event I am not available, please leave a message with a convenient time for me to return your call.


Coffee with the Counselor:

Helpful District Resources:

JISD Guidance & Counseling Department Website

JISD Guidance Department Newsletters

JISD Guidance Department Resources

Other Helpful Resources:


Kimochis- Social/Emotional Learning & Characters

National Bullying Prevention Center

Second Step Program/COVID Support

Mental Health & COVID-19

Local Children's Mental Health Resources

Community Assistance Resources