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 Latavia Rivers

Phone: 972-343-4610

Email: latavia.rivers@gpisd.org

Degrees and Certifications:

Graduated from Jarvis Christian College with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education. Graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Master of Science in School Counseling.

Latavia Rivers

Welcome! Hello Austin parents!  My name is Latavia Rivers, and I am the school counselor of Austin Elementary!  The school counselor is a trained professional who works as part of your child's team. I work in partnership with students, teachers, parents, and the community to help your child have a successful and  positive school experience. I understand that each child is unique; some need someone to listen to their concerns, whereas others may need support in developing problem solving and decision-making skills. Whatever the concern, I am here to listen to your child and to help them feel safe and comfortable.

I have been in education since 2007. This school year marks my 10th year!  I began my career as a high school English teacher.  I have served as a school counselor on the middle and elementary level- this year marks my 5th year in school counseling.  My experience in education has been extremely rewarding; I enjoy the surprises that each day has to offer!  Instilling joy and soft skills within children are my favorite part about being a school counselor!

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education from Jarvis Christian College.  In addition, I possess a Master of Science degree in School Counseling, and school counseling licensure, from Texas Wesleyan University.  I am a licensed to teach English, Language Arts, and Reading 8-12, and I am ESL certified.  I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a lifetime member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, traveling, DIY home improvement, fine arts, and reading.

 

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS & SERVICES…

Individual Counseling: Counselor helps to provide a supportive and confidential environment for students to work toward personal, social, and academic growth.

Group Counseling: Group sessions are offered to students, which may include Divorce, Grief, Life Skills, Study Skills, and more.

Guidance Lessons: Classroom Guidance lessons include various topics: Anti-Bullying, Career Readiness, Drug & Tobacco Awareness, Self-Awareness, Appropriate Behavior, and more!

Mediation/Conflict Resolution: Provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for students to communicate feelings and differences in order to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner.

Transitional Support: Assist in student’s transition to middle school, and more.

Parent/Teacher Support: Consult with parents and teachers to develop appropriate academic and social supports needed for students' personal and academic success.

AND MORE!

I can be reached via email at Latavia.Rivers@gpisd.org, or in office at 972-343-4610.  Please do not hesitate to let me know what I can do to assist your child in having a successful school year!

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