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Mrs. Mariana Oceguera, Counselor
Hello! My name is Mariana Oceguera, also known as Mrs. O! I am so incredibly honored to serve as School Counselor here at Anderson Elementary, a wonderful place made up of super stars I like to call my school family. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Management from Texas A&M University and obtained my Master’s degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas. This will be my fourteenth year serving as an educator in Spring ISD and I cannot wait to get this year started! As School Counselor, my mission is to help our students rise to their highest potential by providing them self regulating social and emotional tools that are applicable in everyday life. We cannot always control what happens to us in our lives, but we do have the power to choose how we respond. Overcoming obstacles through resilience and self confidence is key. It is my honor to guide our gators using these paradigms along the way! Go Gators!
Counseling Services at Anderson
To request counseling services while school is out, please fill out the Counselor Request form and Mrs. Oceguera will get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you!
Mrs. Oceguera is available for virtual office hours from 3:00 to 3:40 pm, Monday through Friday, here.
All students deal with difficult issues at sometime during their school career. Children need caring guidance as they face conflicts with other students, the challenges of losing a loved one or dealing with stressful family changes. The counselor is here to help students work through individual problems they may be facing in order to help them be successful at school.
Group counseling provides a unique opportunity for students to be encouraged by others at the same age who are facing similar problems. Counseling groups are offered according to the needs of students and may include such issues as divorce, the loss of a loved one, self esteem or making friends.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
The most effective way to meet the needs of the greatest number of students is through providing classroom guidance lessons. These lessons may be led by the counselor or the classroom teacher. They include topics that are relevant to the entire school population such as character education, conflict resolution skills, career development, studying and test-taking skills and drug prevention.
Parent Resource Library
Anderson has several resources available to help guide parents in many of the common issues that families face. There are many parenting books and CD's available for check out as well as children's books and games that can help parents discuss difficult topics with their child. Some of these resources include:
- Parenting with Love and Logic
- Winning the Homework Battle (CD)
- You Can Control Your Anger (game)
- Don't POP Your Balloon (children's book about anger)
- Was it the Chocolate Pudding? (children's book on divorce)
- The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
Please stop by or call the counselor if there is a resource you would like to borrow. It can be sent home with your child in their backpack. Resources can be checked out for 2 weeks.