The HISD Counseling Department is hosting virtual recruitment information sessions for candidates interested in learning about becoming an HISD counselor.
During these sessions, participants will learn more about the counselor recruitment and selection process, compensation, and the benefits of being a school counselor with HISD. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with district counseling managers.
Feb. 6-10 is National School Counseling Week, and the theme this year is “Helping Students Dream Big.” School Counselors play a vital role in the lives of our scholars. They help our families find solutions to real-life problems and point them toward vital resources.
Join HISD in celebrating by highlighting the tremendous impact your school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for the future.
Dean of Students Tiphaine Shaw works with Furr HS student Javeona Sudduth.
National School Counselor Week runs from Feb. 2–6 this year, and HISD encourages students and parents to take time out to express their appreciation of these hard-working professionals.
The role of the school counselor has evolved quite a bit in the wake of House Bill 5, which began requiring freshmen to identify their areas of interest this school year so that they could choose a high school with the endorsement they desired.
“The main thing that’s happening is school counselors are doing a lot more guidance in terms of leading kids to careers and post-secondary options,” said Furr High School Dean of Students Tiphaine Shaw. “It’s about connecting them with their goals a lot earlier, so that instead of just recruiting kids to come to our campus, with the new career pathways, we’re showing them how coming to our school would connect them with their future.”