• Greetings and welcome to the Guidance and Counseling office for Sue Evelyn Rattan Elementary. My name is Gayle McKee and I am your child’s school counselor.Those of you who have been coming to school here have always called me Ms. Lewis. I took steps to change my name, so I'm going to be helping you transition to calling me "Ms. McKee" this year!

    The Guidance and Counseling office offers a variety of services to our students:
    •Character Education/Guidance Lessons
    •Individual Counseling (Education/Social Skills)
    •Group Counseling (Social Skills)
    •Parent Conferences

    The School Counselor also coordinates a variety of services on campus, such as Section 504, At-Risk Identification, McKinney-Vento, and Response to Intervention (RtI).

    It is our goal to make our campus a “home away from home” for your child. We thrive on the family atmosphere that we foster here at Rattan and want your child to feel safe and happy under our care. My philosophy is that if we nurture the heart, the mind will follow.

    If you ever have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Email is the fastest and most convenient way to reach me, but you are welcome to call as well.

    I look forward to a wonderful year serving you and your child!

Meet Ms. McKee

  • My name is Gayle McKee and this is my 25th year in education and my 6th year as counselor at Rattan Elementary. I am blessed to work for one of the best districts in North Texas and am proud to be a Rattan Pup!
    I graduated with my Bachelor's and my Master's Degrees from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX (OSCAR P)!
    I have two children:

    Lyndsey is a recent graduate of Tarleton State University and teaches first grade in Central Texas.

    Ty is starting off his career as the LOUDEST and PROUDEST member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie class of 2022!

    I also have two dogs- Jaxi is a chocolate Labrador and Willow is a silver Labrador.

    I enjoy cooking, baking, being outdoors (when it's warm), live music and spending time with family and friends.