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Guidance and Counseling

The mission of the Comal ISD school counseling program is to provide all students comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling services that address academic, career, and personal/social skills necessary to foster personal responsibility to become contributing members of our society. The comprehensive program combines classroom guidance lessons, individual and small group counseling (responsive services), individual academic student planning, and system support.

Areas covered in the guidance curriculum may involve the following content areas: self-confidence development, motivation to achieve, decision making, goal setting, planning, problem-solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness, and responsible behavior. Additionally, Comal ISD counselors, in accordance with state law, must include resources regarding the following:

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  • Bullying Prevention                                            
  • Suicide Prevention                                             
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness                               
  • Benefits of Higher Education and Texas Automatic Admission Policies 
  • Abuse/Maltreatment of Children Awareness
 

It is the policy of Comal Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its career and technical education programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Es norma de Comal Independent Distrito Escolar no discriminar por base de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas de Educación y Carreras Técnicas servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requiere el Título VI de la enmienda de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de las enmiendas de Educación, de 1972, y las enmiendas de la Sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973.

Tiffany Newkirk
Director of Academic Counseling
830.221.2626
 
Education

B.S. Rehabilitative Services, University of Texas Pan American

 

M.Ed Guidance and Counseling , University of Texas Pan American

 

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor