Welcome To Houser Elementary!

MaryAnn Turrubiartes
Houser Elementary, Conroe ISD
Telephone: 832-663-4000


As the counselor at Houser Elementary,
I work in partnership with students, parents,
teachers, administrators, and the community
to help students have a successful and
positive school experience.

What does a school counselor do?

* Works with individuals and groups
* Helps identify needs of students
* Encourages better student relationships
* Promotes positive attitudes and choices
* Maintains confidences
* Provides "preventative" counseling
* Aids teacher and parents in helping students
* Assist people in making better use of community resources
* Reviews test results to provide information about abilities, needs, achievements, and interests
* Helps students and parents understand the developmental stages of growth
* Coordinates efforts with other school personnel
* Coordinates referrals to outside agencies
* Facilitates discussion groups
* Provides in-service for faculty
* Participates in curriculum development
* Lends support to school, career, and personal plans

School counselors assist students in development of:

* One's motivation to achieve
* Self-confidence
* Goal setting
* Appropriate behavior skills
* Anti-victimization skills
* Coping skills
* Communication skills
* Decision-making skills
* Problem-solving skills
* Study skills

School counselors assist parents with:

* Productive parenting strategies
* Parenting resources
* Community outreach assistance
* Home and school issues

Topics you may want to discuss with the school counselor:

* Attitude towards school
* Relationship with siblings
* Attitude towards his/her teachers
* Relationships with other students
* Academic growth
* Personal and emotional development
*Reactions to changes in family circumstances


The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.