Talitha Pinkney, School Counselor
8814 South Rice Ave.
School: (713) 295.5258
Fax: (713) 295.5291
My name is, Talitha Pinkney, and I am excited to be the new counselor at Lovett. I'm a proud graduate of the University of Houston where I received my Bachelor of Science degree. I've received two Master’s in Education degrees from Houston Baptist University and a 2nd Master’s in Education with a specialization in counseling from Lamar University. I've taught 3rd through 6th grade for sixteen years, was a Teacher Coordinator for two years, then served as a counselor at Shadydale Elementary for two years before moving to Lovett to be the counselor! I enjoy to reading, bowling, travelling, attending 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.
TALKING ABOUT TRAGEDY
SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS
TALKING WITH YOUR CHILDREN AFTER TRAUMA
TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT VIOLENCE
FAMILY & COMMUNITY LINKS
Mental Health Resources