Welcome to the DISD Counseling page.  

Here you will find information about the services and resources offered by our DISD counseling staff.

Dickinson ISD is committed to following the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.


The 4 Key Components in this model are:

  1. Guidance Curriculum - our counselors offer guidance lessons directly to students on a variety of topics and arrange for various mental health presentations.
  2. Responsive Services - our counselors offer individual counseling sessions, parent consultations regarding individual student needs and help with coordinating with our district's social workers or outside referral sources.
  3. Individual Planning - beginning in junior high, our counselors offer career guidance, parent and student consultation regarding planning and goal setting, as well as assisting with resources for post-high school education and training opportunities.
  4. System Support - our counselors are committed to providing community outreach opportunities, include parent education programs, teacher consultations and assisting on campus and district improvement committees.


The DISD Counseling Program is led by:



Texas Model
Elementary Counselors

Bay Colony Elementary School:  Brooke Demartino

Bay Colony Counseling Website

Bay Colony Counseling Facebook Page


Calder Road Elementary School: Kimberly Jackson

Calder Road Counseling Website 


Hughes Road Elementary School:  Jennefer Bell

Hughes Road Counseling Website


Jake Silbernagel Elementary School: Tameka Henry

Silbernagel Counseling Website


K.E. Little Elementary School: Shannon Clark

K.E. Little Counseling Website

K.E. Little Counseling Facebook Page


San Leon Elementary School: Jennifer Lorenzo

San Leon Counseling Website

San Leon Counseling Facebook Page


Lobit Elementary School: Mark Esparza

Lobit Elementary Counseling Website

Top Row: Mark Esparza, Kim Jackson, Shannon Clark


Bottom Row: Jennifer Lorenzo, Jennefer Bell, Tameka Henry, Brooke Demartino

Middle School Counselors

Barber Middle School: Melissa Carpenter


Dunbar Middle School: Marcella Chambers


Lobit Middle School:  Patrice Carhart

Lobit Counseling Website

Melissa Carpenter, Marcella Chambers, Patrice Carhart
Junior High School Counselors

Kranz Junior High

7th Grade: Amanda Cavazos

Counseling Website


8th Grade: Katrina Reliford

Counseling Website



McAdams Junior High

7th Grade: Cebrina Ramirez

Counseling Website


8th Grade: Shelby Cruse

Counseling Website

First Picture: Cebrina Ramirez, Amanda Cavazos, Katrina Reliford,  Shelby Cruse
At Dickinson High School counselors assist students in course selection, college preparation, scholarship application and testing. Dickinson High School graduates collectively are regularly awarded between one-quarter and one million dollars in scholarships for college tuition.

To begin the college preparation process, students work with counselors selecting college preparation coursework including advanced placement courses, register for and take college entrance exams and make application to the desired institutions.

Angie Estes

Lead Counselor

Jonathan Price

9th Grade (A-K)

Leslie Sarno

9th Grade (L-Z)

Terry Herbert

10th Grade

Tara Amaya

11th Grade

Mallory Castillo

12th Grade

Haley Jackson

College and Career Center

Erica Pineda

Special Education

Tara Shetler

Testing Coordinator

Visit the DHS Counseling Center Website and the College and Career Center Website for more information.

The counselor for the Dickinson Continuation Center (DCC) and for Dickinson Alternative Learning Center (DALC) is Katie Daley.

In 2018-19, Dickinson ISD applied for the Rebuild Texas Fund Grant and in August 2019, we were awarded the grant, which gives DISD access to over a million dollars in funding. The Rebuild Texas Fund grant is designed to help Dickinson holistically address the mental and emotional health needs of its students from birth to graduation. The project is designed to help students, parents, teachers, and staff recovery from Hurricane Harvey and develop skills to improve their resilience to future traumas. This project will provide Dickinson ISD with a number of supports ranging from technical assistance in designing and implementing the program, funding to add staff, numerous professional development opportunities for our staff and development of a sustainability plan.


Please visit the Gator Wellness page for more information.

gator wellness

All Dickinson ISD campus utilize the Character Strong curriculum.

Character Strong is focused on fostering the whole child with vertically-aligned lessons that teach Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and character, side by side.

SEL Competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making

Character Development: Patience, Kindness, Honesty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Commitment, Humility



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The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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