Meet Our Counselor

Phone: (210) 661-1130 ext. 34054

Email:

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 aferris@judsonisd.org 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:

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Helpful District Resources:

JISD Guidance & Counseling Department Website

JISD Guidance Department Newsletters

JISD Guidance Department Resources

Other Helpful Resources:

MindYeti

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