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  •          Talitha Pinkney, School Counselor

    Lovett Elementary

    8814 South Rice Ave.

    Houston,TX 77096

    School: (713) 295.5258

    Fax: (713) 295.5291

    tpinkney@houstonisd.org

     

             Counselor Information

    I am Talitha Pinkney, and I am excited to be the counselor at Lovett.  I graduated from the University of Houston and have a Master’s in Education from Houston Baptist University.  I am presently completing my 2nd Master’s in Education with a specialization in counseling from Lamar University. I've taught 3rd through 6th grade for 16 years, was a Teacher Coordinator for 2 years, then served as a counselor at Shadydale Elementary for the past 2 years before moving to Lovett to be the counselor!  I love to read, bowl, travel, attend theater (musicals, plays, opera, comedy) and sporting events such as football, basketball, baseball, and soccer, as well as spending time with my family and friends.  I am the proud mother of two wonderful children, Alana and Caden.

     

    Office Hours & Location

    The counselor’s office is located across from the nurse’s office right next to the library and is also accessible from the main hallway.

     

    Email is the most efficient way for parents to contact me.

     

    THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

    The School Counselor is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive developmental guidance program as outlined in the Texas Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) models, to develop each student’s academic, career, personal and social abilities. The four major program components are Guidance Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services and System Support. 

     

    School counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas:

    Direct Student Services: Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:

    School counseling core curriculum: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level. The school counseling core curriculum is delivered throughout the school’s overall curriculum and is systematically presented by school counselors in collaboration with other professional educators in K-12 classroom and group activities.

    Individual student planning: School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.

    Responsive services: Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.

    Indirect Student Services: Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others, including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.

     

     

    Helpful Links

     

    TALKING ABOUT TRAGEDY

    SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

    TALKING WITH YOUR CHILDREN AFTER TRAUMA

    SUICIDE RISK

    TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT VIOLENCE

    FAMILY & COMMUNITY LINKS

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

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