Welcome to Mrs. Irvin's page!
I am thrilled to be a part of the Starkey family and Kerrville ISD. This is my 4th year as a counselor. I was a counselor in Bandera for 3 years before coming here. I taught for 13 years before I became a counselor, and I have taught in both elementary and secondary schools. My husband used to be a coach so we have lived all over the state of Texas! I have in taught in Abilene, Huffman, Midland and Bandera before coming to Kerrville.
My husband is an AP at Tivy High School (TFND) here in Kerrville and my 3 kids (2 boys and a girl) all attend Kerrville schools. We truly love being here, and I can't wait to see the great things that are going to happen here at Starkey!
Here is some information about what counseling services are offered:
Individual Counseling - this can be requested by a parent and/or teacher. Parent permission must be obtained before I can begin counseling a student. I typically meet with students 5-6 times for 30 minutes. If a student needs further counseling beyond the sessions that I see them, I will speak with the parent and give them counseling resources they can seek out.
Group Counseling - students will meet in small groups with 2-3 students in each group. Group Counseling topics can be "Stress Management", "Test Anxiety", or any other topic that students may need help with. I will meet with students for about 5-6 times and 30 minutes for each session.
Please understand that school counselors do NOT do mental health diagnoses.
Here are some great resources ranging from Stress Relief for Kids to How to deal with Test Anxiety....TAKE A LOOK!
Dealing with Test Anxiety:
Bullying Prevention and What Parents need to know:
American School Counselor Association:
The Texas Comprehensive , Developmental Guidance, and Counseling Program Model