As your school counselor, I am ready to grow alongside your child while helping to meet their social, emotional, physical and academic needs.
I encourage you to reach out to me as concerns arise this school year.
Mrs. Kelly Parker
As the School Counselor, I am here to help your child in areas of social development and academic achievement. My goal is to create an environment where students feel safe, respect each other, and value themselves.
I provide individual and group counseling along with guidance lessons for each class throughout the school year. I also collaborate with families, teachers and other stakeholders within the community to ensure your child’s success.
I am here if you have concerns, need resources, or if you just need someone to listen. Please reach out.
Show Your True Colors
Our school motto is “Show Your True Colors.” As your counselor, I will help students understand and live this motto. We will focus on the six pillars of character: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, fairness, and citizenship. Each month, we will highlight each of these character traits in the classroom. We will work on these traits within ourselves and learn to put these traits into action for our community.
More About Me
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Texas San Antonio and a Master’s degree in Counseling from University of Houston- Clear Lake. I have 10 years of experience teaching and working with children. I love spending time with my family and exploring new places. I have a three-year old son who loves to go to the library, dance, and build whatever comes to his imagination. This summer I became an aunt to two little nieces that were born just two days apart. I grew up in Friendswood and graduated as a 12-year senior. I love this community and the families that make it home.
“Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.”
FISD Character Education
What Can Your School Counselor Do For You?
The following information provides a brief description of the main counseling services available at Bales Intermediate. Curriculum – Guidance lessons teach and model skills that complement the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. These interactive sessions are designed to reinforce the character values of the FISD Board-adopted Character Education Framework.
Mrs. Parker also schedules special assemblies throughout the year to enrich the material in these lessons. Coordination – Mrs. Parker coordinates activities for special events like the National Red Ribbon Campaign and Character Counts! Week. She also works with the PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership) program to pair high-school-aged role models with students who might benefit from that extra connection and assists with service projects like our annual Santas for our Soldiers. Other programs that she helps coordinate include the Knitting Club service-learning group, the Buddy Backpack program, Principal’s Partners, Career Awareness Day, Family Character Night, and the Compliment Club.
Mrs. Parker attends and leads PLC (Professional Learning Community) meetings as part of her leadership role with faculty and staff.
Consultation – Parents can make appointments with Mrs. Parker to process an individual concern, normalize a behavior, or celebrate a success. Mrs. Parker serves as a behavior interventionist on our Problem Solving Team. Individualized behavior management plans will be developed for students who exhibit chronic behavior challenges and need additional assistance learning self-discipline and control. Behavior management plans are the result of the collaborative effort of the administrative staff, the teacher, the counselor, and the Problem Solving Team. Behavioral and Developmental screenings are also available through our counselor’s office as needed.
Additionally, Mrs. Parker keeps a wealth of up-to-date parenting information and resources on the school’s website. Counseling – While school counselors are not therapists, they do work with students individually and in small-group sessions to assist them as they learn and practice life-long skills like working cooperatively, making friends, processing feelings, resolving conflicts, and solving problems. Referrals to visit with Mrs. Parker can be initiated by a staff member, a parent, an administrator, or the student. Activity-based small-group counseling classes are offered by grade level in six-week sessions each semester. A list of area counselors, therapists and tutors are available upon request. Volunteers are always welcomed; please let Mrs. Parker know if you would like to be a part of the school counseling team!