9th Grade Counselor
Ms. Lisa Price
Texas Certified School Counselor @ Madison High School | Texas Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor (LPC-S) | Adjunct Professor – Houston Community College/Madison HS | MEd. Guidance & Counseling University of Houston -Victoria | BS Psychology/ Social Sciences University of Houston | BA Biological Science University of Houston
High School: Jack Yates (Magnet School of Communications)
Employed by HISD – 25 years
9th Grade Counselor/Testing Coordinator
Mrs. Fletcher is a native Houstonian and a graduate of Texas Southern University. She earned her Masters in School Counseling from Prairie View A & M University. Mrs. Fletcher is currently the Lead Counselor at Madison High School. She has been a school counselor for 14 years in Houston ISD. Her passion is to help students become successful while on their journey throughout high school and beyond. She also enjoys interacting and supporting parents, the community, and staff as we all work together to foster productive students at James Madison High School.
10th Grade Counselor
Ms. Bri Westmoreland
Marlin Nation please meet the 10th Grade Counselor, Ms. Bri Westmoreland. Bri began her educational career at James Madison High School in 2015 as a Career Technology Education teacher. She enthusiastically taught Concepts of Engineering, Principles of Technology, and Engineering Math. In 2019, she decided to transition her skills to become a member of the JMHS counseling team. Additionally, she continues to serve as the Head Coach of the JMHS Varsity Cheer Squad. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University as well as a Master of Education in Counseling and Development from Lamar University. She has an open-door policy and is always available to students.
11th Grade Counselor
Ms. Esmeralda A. Barnett
Hello everyone, my name is Esmeralda Barnett and I’m the 11th grade counselor here at James Madison High School. I’m very excited to be part of the great Marlin family. I am originally from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico but I’m Houstonian at heart. I have been in education for over 10 years and my area of expertise is adolescents. I received a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from Universidad Intercontinental and a Master's of Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. I worked at Sam Houston Math Science and Technology Center for 7 years as a teacher of AP Spanish and Literature and I was LOTE Department Chair. I also worked as an ESL, Bilingual, Special Education, Home bound teacher for Community Services and as a counselor in Margaret Long Wisdom High School. My counseling philosophy is student-centered and solution focused and I believe holding space for someone is the best gift you can get. If you have any question or concern don't hesitate and reach out to me. I'm here to help you.
12th Grade Counselor
Ms. Tony Forbes Deese
Ms. Tony Forbes Deese is a veteran educator with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Education. Before joining the staff at James Madison High School, she served as a special education teacher, coach, school counselor, and academic advisor for students in Stafford MSD, Katy ISD, and an International Private School in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her successful activism on student’s behalf has been instrumental in ensuring that scholars earn college admission into universities all over the world. Proudly she serves as the Counselor for the 12th grade students at James Madison High School.