Counseling

Counselor Visits
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Marissa Richie

6th Grade Counselor

My name is Marissa Richie and I am beginning my 9th year in education.  I taught science for 7 years at SBMS and transitioned into the role as counselor for the 2020-2021 school year.  This year I have the privilege to welcome a new group of 6th graders to Spring Branch Middle!  I am passionate about helping students be their very best self and hope to help them develop lifelong skills! 

When I am not at work, I enjoy relaxing with my husband, son and fur baby, Dixie.  I was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas then migrated to Houston once I graduated from the GREATEST University, Texas A&M!  WHOOP!  I loved school so much that I went back to complete my Master’s degree at Texas A&M to become a school counselor. 

I am extremely excited to get to know each of you throughout the year!  I strongly believe it takes a team to educate students and look forward to working with students as well as parents to enhance the learning experience. 

Stephanie Mikulecky

7th Grade Counselor

Hi! My name is Stephanie Mikulecky and I am elated to serve students at SBMS! I have been in education for eight years and I am excited to rejoin the SBISD community after teaching/counseling overseas in Cairo and Dubai for the last four years. I earned my BS in International Business from American InterContinental University and my Masters in School Counseling from Lamar University. 

In my spare time, I love hanging out with my husband, Craig and my daughter, Cydnee. My goal at SBMS is to provide services and support to students and families that encompass the whole child/person through healthy, personal-social development and academic success support. 

Marco Garcia

8th Grade Counselor

Graduated from University of Houston (Interdisciplinary Science). 

Master of Counseling – University of Houston [Clear Lake) "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
-Maya Angelou
 

 

Our professional school counselors work with staff, students, families and the community to provide developmental assistance to students. Counselors provide support for students in both a virtual and an in-person learning environment. Please reach out to your counselor should you need assistance academically or personally. Your counselor is:

Professional school counselors are dedicated to promoting a positive school environment and improving the academic achievements of all students. Counselors help eliminate barriers to success by facilitating access to information, resources and support services appropriate to each student's needs.

Professional school counselors assist students in planning, monitoring, and understanding their own educational and personal development. They play an important role in helping students explore academic options and transition from one grade level to the next.

Professional school counselors also provide individual and group counseling for students whose personal concerns or problems put their personal, social, career and/or educational development at risk.

For information about support services for students, click here.


FAQ's

Q: Who do I go to if I need to update our personal information (i.e. phone number, address, emergency contact information)?
A: If it is an address change, you must bring legal proof of the change to Ms. Ramos in the attendance office.  All other information changes also go through Ms.Ramos.
 

Q: How do I check my students grades and attendance?
A: You must pick-up your Parent Portal password from the front office. The legal parent/guardian will then have 24 hour a day access to your students grades and attendance, including tardies.

Q. How does my student come see the counselor at school?
A: The counselors' office door is always open!  Sometimes, the counselor may be busy with another student or parent, or in a meeting.  If that is the case, please have your student sign up on the clipboard for their appropriate grade level.  Their counselor will call them out of class as soon as possible.  If it is an emergency and a counselor is not in the office, please go see the nurse.

Q: What does my student do if they need a schedule change?
A: During the first 2 weeks of school is the time period when most schedule changes occur.  Your student should pick up a yellow schedule change form from the counselor's office, take it home to be signed by a parent or guardian, and drop it back off in the counselor's office. After 2 weeks, a schedule change is usually only made for emergency situations or a move from a PreAP class.