M.J. Hughes-Becher is presently in her 9thyear as a counselor at HarperAlternative School. Her expertise in Special Education is exemplified through serving as a special education teacher, special education chairperson, registrar and school counselor. Ms. Becher received her Masters Degree in Counseling - Educational Psychology from the University of Houston and is a Certified School Counselor in the State of Texas. She is a member of the American Counselor’s Association and is an active volunteer and coordinator of service projects at both her church and within the Houston community.