Phone: 830-257-2208 ext. 2020
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies M. Ed. School Counseling
Hi! I am Tammy Callcott, the counselor at Tom Daniels Elementary. I have an Interdisciplinary degree from Tarleton State University and a Masters in School Counseling degree from Lamar University. I was a teacher for 23 years and this is my fifth year as a school counselor at Tom Daniels. As school counselor, I work with all students in grades K-5. I provide guidance lessons in all classrooms that are designed to help students acquire age-appropriate knowledge and skills within the scope of the following content areas: self-confidence development, motivation to achieve, decision-making, problem-solving, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, cross-cultural effectiveness and responsibility. I see students individually and in small groups as needed. I am here to support and help the students, parents and staff at Tom Daniels Elementary in any way I can so that each child can have a successful school year. If you ever have any concerns about your child, please contact me at 257-2208. Let's all work together to make this a great school year!
How do I work with students?
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: Students are able to meet with me on a one-on-one basis. Your child may be referred to me by the principal, teacher(s), parents or student. My role as a counselor is not to give "advice". As I explain to the students, they can think of me as a coach. I help students to solve problems and create life strategies. I do not simply give them the answers. If a student needs to see me on an ongoing basis, the parent will be contacted and a permission slip sent home. On average, ongoing counseling will last 3-4 sessions. If a child needs additional counseling past the 3-4 sessions, usually a referral is made to an outside agency.
SMALL GROUP GUIDANCE: Should a need arise, students also have the opportunity to meet with me in small groups. A group can be 3-6 students who meet for approximately 4 weeks/once per week for 30 minutes on a given topic. Groups are educational in nature and provide students with positive peer support.
NOTE: School counselors do NOT do mental health diagnosis, nor does student participation in individual or group counseling go into the child's permanent record.