• Mission

    • For counselors to provide a comprehensive program to ensure every student maximizes growth in academic achievement, personal/emotional, and career development. 

    • Thomas Jefferson TSTEM ECHS students will have many opportunities to obtain necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of decisionmaking, goal-setting, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal effectiveness to become responsible and self-confident citizens.


    • Provide a collaborative/systemic approach to meet student needs

      -Learning opportunities for all students
      -Appreciate different learning styles
      -Collaborate with families and stakeholders
      -Respect family values and beliefs

      Academic & personal/social support

      -Individual counseling
      -Small group counseling
      -Classroom guidance lessons
      -Crisis intervention
      -Identifying academic strengths and exploring career interests
      -Create individualized plans for academic success
      -Advisory and college readiness support

      Support school staff, parents & community members to promote student success

      -Conferences with parents and teachers
      -Help teachers and administrators understand individual student needs
      -Collaborate on interventions and strategies for students in need of support
      -Refer students to outside agencies and therapists when necessary
      -Provide parents with support when seeking help
      -Provide information regarding available community resources


      Student and family privacy is very important. All information shared with a school counselor remains confidential unless:
      1) A student shares a plan to harm him or herself, someone harms them or if they plan to hurt someone else.
      2) There is suspicion a student may be a victim of abuse or neglect.



Degrees and Certifications:

Ana Villarreal

Head Counselor

Student Alpha M-Z

Email: ana.villarreal@psjaisd.us

Ph: (956) 785-8525 Ext: 7064



Degrees and Certifications:

Beatriz Gonzalez


Student Alpha A-L

Email: beatriz.gonzalez2@psjaisd.us

Ph: (956) 784-8525 Ext: 7055



Degrees and Certifications:

Maria Saldana

Counselor's Secretary

Email: maria.saldana@psjaisd.us

Ph: (956) 784-8525 Ext:7054