Jourdanton Elementary Counselor

by Missy Korus

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I am a hometown girl. I began school here in Jourdanton and graduated 12 years later. After graduation, I attended South West Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where I received my Bachelor degree. My Master's in Guidance and Counseling is from Texas A & M, Kingsville. I began teaching kindergarten in the fall of 1987. I taught kindergarten for ten years and then moved on to teach second grade for the next three years. After taking a break to have my third child, I came back to teach fourth grade for the next eight years. My goal in education has always been to be able to help students who need more than educational help. This is one of the reasons why I became a school counselor. I not only work with students on an individual and group basis, but I also teach weekly character education classes to kindergarten through fifth grade. We discuss and view many issues pertaining to friendships, respect, and bully prevention. In addition to these classes, I coordinate Red Ribbon Week for the elementary campus. I also help coordinate Rachel's Challenge which helps encourage kindness and compassion on our campus, at home, and throughout our community and world. We have a student service club which sponsors several service projects throughout the year. This is a fun learning experience for the entire campus. If you need to talk to me, you can reach me at 830-769-5427, email me at mkorus@jisdtx.us, or come by the Elementary Office. So glad your child is here with us at Jourdanton Elementary!