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.
Hi! I’m Heather Elmore and so excited to be your school counselor at Westwood. I am full time on campus to help meet student’s emotional, social and even academic needs.
A school counselor doesn’t do therapy, but is someone who listens to any concerns students have and works with him/her with their teachers and families to support and devise a plan for success. I also help families with outside of district resources.
At Westwood, I love to get to know all the students! I have lunch with each student in small groups within their homeroom each week. It’s a fun time for all of us and they really look forward to!
I am trained in Character Counts and Westwood has a different character pillar each month. The pillars are:
Each month your child’s teacher will bring her entire class to my office where I will teach a guidance lesson on that pillar. Your child’s teacher will also be reinforcing the character pillar in their classroom. Please help us at home by talking about the pillar of the month we are working on at school.
I also see students individually and in small groups when the need arises on such things as anger, grief, building friendships, self-confidence, anxiety, and family changes (a new sibling, divorce, separation, or even a move).
I graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught both first and second grade in Pearland. While teaching, I attended the University of Houston working on my masters degree in Educational Psychology. I was an elementary school counselor in Pearland for many years before making the tough decision to stay at home after my oldest was born.
I stayed home for many years and now I am lucky to be working in my hometown. I love FISD!! I live in Friendswood with my husband of 18 year and my girls. I have four girls! My oldest is in junior high and I have triplets with me at Westwood-Bales. My life is filled with dance, basketball and softball. It’s a busy life, but I wouldn’t change it.
I look forward to getting to know your family!