Meet Our Counselor
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Sociology Masters Degree in Counseling
Mrs. Janae Patterson
I was born in Chicago, but we moved to San Antonio when I was very young, so this has always been home to me. I grew up in this area and attended Woodlake Hills Middle School and Judson High School. Go Rockets! I then attended the University of Texas at San Antonio. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and continued my education there by obtaining my Master’s Degree in Counseling.
I come from a big family and I have always loved children. I also enjoyed school and love to read. I realized I could combine all of these loves and have the best of both worlds by becoming an educator. I went through alternative teacher certification and taught 2nd Grade and 3rd grade at Ed Franz Elementary. I loved teaching, but I soon realized I wanted to work with students in a different capacity. I wanted to help them with their social and emotional growth to improve their success in school and all other areas of their lives. I am proud to say I have been here since the school first opened and I absolutely love it! I look forward to working with you and your children.
We have a Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program that includes four components:
Guidance- classroom and group activities that focus on personal and social development, academic achievement and career awareness
Individual Planning- counseling activities to assist students with planning, monitoring and managing their own academic achievement, personal/social growth and career development
Responsive Services- counseling or referral activities to meet the immediate needs of the students
System Support- indirect guidance management activities that maintain and enhance the total guidance program.