Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Mariana Oceguera, Counselor
Hello! My name is Mariana Oceguera and I’m so honored to join the Anderson family this year as School Counselor! I graduated with a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Texas A&M and with a Master’s degree in Education School Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. This will be my twelfth year serving as an educator in Spring ISD and I cannot wait to get the year started as an Anderson Gator! In my free time I enjoy baking, spending time with family and reading. As School Counselor, my mission is to maximize student success in all areas including socially, emotionally and academically. Let’s work together to have a fantastic year. Go Gators!
Counseling Services at Anderson
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.