Welcome to Counseling & Guidance
The Anna ISD Counseling and Guidance Department is focused on the academic success of each student, while also addressing the mental health needs of our students. The goal of this department is to assist our students in reaching their full academic potential through academic advisement and developing necessary coping skills in and out of the classroom.
The Anna ISD Counseling and Guidance Department employs both school counselors primarily focused on student academic achievement, as well as intervention counselors focusing on the mental health needs of our students.
School Counselors play a vital role in the success of our students through four components.
- Guidance: academic, personal/social and career development lessons.
- Responsive Service: individual and/or group sessions that addresses student needs (social skills, character traits, conflict resolution, stress and anxiety, anger, anti-bully prevention, communication skills, problem solving, etc.)
- Individual Planning: assist students in planning, monitoring and managing their academic, personal/social, and career development.
- System Support: works collaboratively with administrators, staff members, and community partners.
Intervention Counselors serve our students through a variety of therapeutic approaches. We are blessed to have an intervention team with experts specializing in a variety of areas including: anxiety, attachment, depression, and play therapy.
Director of Intervention
Leigh Wood - School Counselor
Tabitha McGuinness - Intervention Counselor
Michelle Gilbert - School Counselor
Christie Roe - Intervention Counselor
Megan Massey - School Counselor
Madison Helms - Intervention Counselor
Anna Education Center
Shannon Davis - School Counselor
Anna Middle School
Sandra Simmons - School Counselor
Laura Reyes - School Counselor
Kristi Heath - Intervention Counselor
Anna High School
Keely Anderson - School Counselor
Jessica Reeves - School Counselor
Shamia (Mia) Coleman - School Counselor
Jenny Garner- School Counselor