Horn Elementary Counseling Department

  • Horn Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program

    A professional school counselor develops a comprehensive program to improve student learning with four components:

    Guidance Curriculum Provides students with a systematic way to develop academic, personal, social, and career skills.

    Individual Planning Assist students in planning and monitoring their educational, career,  and social development goals.

    Response Services Addresses the immediate personal/academic/social/emotional concerns of students.

    Systems Support Support staff, school, parents, and the community to promote the academic, personal, social, and career development of students through the Counseling Guidance Program.

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Masters in School Counseling Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Spanish  Member of American School Counselor Association M
  • Hello Horn Elementary,

    My name is Erika Celeste Vershon, and I am your Horn Elementary school counselor! I am very excited to be a Horn Cardinal and work with you and your child this school year. I graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in 2004 with my undergraduate degree in History and completed my master’s degree in school counseling. In May 2024, I completed my doctorate in Educational and Ethical Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, Houston. My dissertation title is The Role of Teacher Attitude on Digital Citizenship Skills and Digital Footprint Awareness in the Academic Outcomes of Middle School Students. It is about teacher perceptions of the importance of teaching digital citizenship and digital footprint awareness to students in the 21st century. In addition, I have seventeen years of teaching experience. 

    My school counseling philosophy is simple. Building meaningful relationships with students, parents, adults in the school building, and school stakeholders is vital to cultivating an enriching, productive, and safe school environment. Building those relationships is also the key to developing a comprehensive developmental school counseling guidance program.

    (713) 295-5264 ext. 178203