Meet the Counselor

Phone: 210-945-5750 EXT: 50055


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Art Education Masters in School Counseling, Northern Michigan University District CAT (Counselor Advisory Team) Member

Kirsten Zapata

I hope your family had a fun and restful summer!  I am looking forward to a great year with Wortham Oaks Elementary and am here to support the social, emotional, and educational needs of your child.  I have been a school counselor for 20 years and have enjoyed working as an elementary school counselor for the last 15 years.   

I visit your child’s classroom bi-monthly to teach social emotional learning (SEL) skills and implement a school-wide guidance program.  I also provide short-term individual and small group counseling as needed.  I look forward to meeting you during the first weeks of school.  Please feel free to call me at 210-945-5750. In the event I am not available, please leave a message with a convenient time for me to return your call. 


Phone: 210-945-5750


Degrees and Certifications:

Lovell Gatherer

Hello Wortham Oaks Wildcats:

I am excited to be joining Wortham Oaks as the new Split Counselor. The focus of this role is to assist with PK3-2nd grade guidance curriculum and small groups. On Mondays and Tuesdays, I will be at Wortham Oaks Elementary. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, I will be at Rolling Meadows Elementary. I look forward to getting to know the community and working with the students at Wortham Oaks. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.