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Credit Recovery Teacher

Hereford High School in Hereford, TX
200 Ave. F
Classroom Phone 806-363-7620 Ext.1265
Daily Class Schedule
2nd Period - Credit Recovery
3rd Period - Credit Recovery
4th Period - Credit Recovery
5th Period - Credit Recovery
6th Period - Conference
7th Period - Credit Recovery
8th Period - Credit Recovery
9th Period - Credit Recovery
While I am currently teaching Credit Recovery, I am also trained as a School Counselor!  I completed my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University in May 2020.  This site includes my daily teaching schedule as well as counseling information and resources.
Hereford ISD Counseling Mission and Vision Statement
The Hereford ISD Comprehensive School Counseling program serves all students collaboratively with other educators, parents, and community members.  All program services are accessible in support of students' educational, career, personal, and social development to foster well-rounded, responsible, and productive citizens.
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
The Professional School Counselors of Hereford ISD are here to serve students, school staff, families and the community of Hereford through the four key components of the state Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program:
Guidance Curriculum: counselors work with ALL students in the classroom setting to help with basic life skills. 
Responsive Services: counselors help students to be more successful in school by responding to challenges.
Individual Planning: counselors help students plan successfully for their future educational and career goals.
System Support: counselors help to coordinate services and advocate for children in the school and community.
Counselor Role and Philosophy
As a school counselor, my role is to support students' academic success, personal/social development, and college and career readiness.  I believe that every student is capable of learning and achieving their greatest potential.  Some students need more individualized academic and personal support than others and the counseling team is ready and willing to provide that.  
Click this link to see what ASCA has to say about the role of the school counselor.
Click on the following links to see the national and state standards the counselors at HHS abide by:
Here at HHS and throughout the district, we follow the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.  Using this model we tailor our programs and interventions to the needs of our students and implement a holistic research-based methodology to ensure student success.  This model also aligns with the ASCA National Model that provides the foundation for a program designed to enhance district and campus efforts to improve the work we do with students. 
Graduation Requirements
The Foundation High School Program is the default graduation plan for current students at HHS.  This plan includes a base of 22 core credits with opportunities for students to add Endorsements and Performance Acknowledgments. For the first time, students are able to earn one or more endorsements as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. Students must select an endorsement in the ninth grade. Students earn an endorsement by completing the curriculum requirements for the endorsement, including 4th credit of math and science and 2 additional elective credits. Follow the links below for more information. 
HHS Foundation Plan - this is a link to the simplified graduation plan as created by our counseling department.
General Graduation Information from TEA - this link includes information about House Bill 5, Senate Bill 30, and Individual Graduation Committees.
Hereford High School Endorsements - this link outlines the endorsements available to Hereford High School students. Please contact your student's counselor with questions.
College/Career Exploration and Planning
Helping students plan and prepare for their future is of the utmost importance for the counseling team at HHS.  The following links can help students explore career options, identify interests, and provide additional resources. - information about careers, related skills required, and necessary education/training. - educational website developed by teachers and professors with subject and college and career readiness links.
Visit the Counseling tab for more information.
Academic Success
At HHS we believe that every student is capable of learning and achieving academic success. The TSI is an assessment that determines appropriate levels of college course work for new students. The following are resources for parents and teachers to assist students with academic endeavors.
TSI Math and Reading Preparation:
Mometrix Test Preparation - This video goes over a TSI math test and offers explanations and answers.

Read Theory - students can practice reading passages and answer questions designed to increase comprehension.

5 Key Skills for Academic Success - this link provides parents with tips for helping children develop skills necessary for academic success.

Techniques to Help Struggling Students - this link provides teachers with 5 strategies for helping a wide variety of students in the classroom.

Special Programs/504/IDEA
--These links are to inform parents/guardians about the special education/504 referral process.
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) - this link explains the Individual with Disabilities Education Act and appropriate related services provided to students.
 - this link explains the difference between SPED IEPs and 504 Plans and the qualifications for each service.
Hot Topics On Campus
Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety - this link is for students, parents, and community members to learn about the dangers of living in an online society.
5 Signs of Teenage Depression - depression is serious and needs to be dealt with!  This link can help students determine if they have any of the signs or symptoms of depression and provides resources for getting help.
Why is vaping so dangerous for teens? - this is a link to a video about the negative effects and dangers of vaping.