Counselor's Corner

ELEMENTARY COUNSELOR (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

Phone: 713-349-1800


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Crystal Thompson


My name is Crystal Thompson, and I am the K-5 Elementary School Counselor for The Rice School. I am passionate about family, religion, music, sports, and empowering students and adults to be the best version of themselves. 

In 2012, I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. Throughout my career in Education, my experiences have helped me evolve into a well-rounded and compassionate individual, who takes each student’s unique goals, needs, and interests into account, to help them become the best version of themselves.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns or just to say hi at

I am so excited to work with your children! Let's make this a great school year!


Phone: 713-349-1800


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Shaniquwa Finley-Carter

My name is Shaniquwa Finley-Carter. I am the Middle School Counselor at The Rice School La Escuela Rice K-8.

I am originally from Dallas, Texas, and a proud mother of three wonderfully vibrant children. I graduated from Prairie A&M University, where I received my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Counseling. I have served as a secondary counselor for over 10 years. Majority of my counseling career has been spent in various surrounding school districts before returning to Houston ISD.

My role as a school counselor has truly been rewarding and exciting.  I really enjoy working with students, teachers, the administrative team, and parents who are vested in educational success of every child.  As a school counselor I am the first line of support for each student and my belief is to always encourage all students to strive to achieve their goals as they journey through adolescence.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance. Wishing everyone an amazing school year.