LISD Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Lufkin ISD Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program to address students’ academic and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social needs. The department works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams as well as partnerships with parents/guardians, staff, and community members to accomplish these goals. By working together, LISD counselors seek to empower all students to become successful, productive, contributing citizens, and lifelong learners in a diverse and changing world.

 

The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs

Founded on the four components of the Texas Comprehensive Counseling Program, Guidance, Individual Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support, Lufkin ISD counselors will take a proactive approach in the development and delivery of a comprehensive counseling program. LISD seeks to equip all students with academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed within their school community. Based on a developmental continuum from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, students will be afforded a personalized system of support, as needed, to maximize growth and achievement as they prepare for post-graduation success.

 

Resources

Trauma Information from the Texas Education Department

Texas Department of State Health Services

  • Burke
  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline — (800) 392-8343
  • Early Childhood Intervention Intake — (877) 205-3630
  • Lufkin ISD Bullying Incident link
  • COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line — (883) 986-1919

 

Counseling Staff
Karen Gay

Karen Gay

District/DEC

Nicole Cordova

Nicole Cordova

Brookhollow Elementary

Erin McGee

Erin McGee

Garrett Primary

Robert Leedy

Robert Leedy

Lufkin Middle School 8th Grade

Calvasha Summers

Lufkin High School 12th Grade

Katie Kassaw

Katie Kassaw

Lufkin High School SPED

📧 kakassaw@lufkinisd.org

Brandie Knight

Brandie Knight

Lufkin High School Success Coach

Amelia Cole

Amelia Cole

ACE

Michelle Jay

Michelle Jay

Burley Primary

Heather Gilbert

Heather Gilbert

Herty Primary

Sonjua Deason

Lufkin Middle School 7th Grade

Angela Roberts

Angela Roberts

Lufkin High School 11th Grade

Karli Soule

Lufkin High School CTE

Melissa Warnasch

Melissa Warnasch

Slack Elementary

Jessica Collins

Jessica Collins

Anderson Elementary

April Pleasant

April Pleasant

Coston Elementary

Meghan Williams

Meghan Williams

Kurth Primary

Melinda Cole

Melinda Cole

Lufkin Middle School 6th Grade

Amanda Savage

Lufkin High School 10th Grade

Gabriela Murphy

Lufkin High School Director

Monica Simpson

Monica Simpson

Trout Elementary

Stephanie Knox

Stephanie Knox

Brandon Elementary

Andrea Walker

Andrea Walker

Dunbar Primary

Garisa Spikes

Garisa Spikes

Lufkin Middle School Director

Jessica Shepherd

Lufkin Middle School SPED

Autumn McDaniel

Autumn McDaniel

Lufkin High School 9th Grade

Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Lufkin Early College High School