Introducing New Counselors and New Alpha Split
Counselors are divided by alpha last name and serve students from 9-12th grade. For the 2022-2023 academic year, a few adjustments will be made to the counseling alpha split as shown below. SENIORS and senior parents, please take note as this could affect college applications if you have to provide a counselor's contact information.
A-Bri, Liu-Z- Stephanie Cox
Bro-Lin Katherine Shade
A - Bri Denise Ward
Bro - D Kristina Fisher
E - He Brooke Baham
Hi - Lin Natalie Jones
Liu - Mo Shannon Petersen (Lead)
Mu - Ra Simone Cannon
Re - Sul Tiffany Jenkins
Sum - Z Layne Dickens
Letters of Recommendation for Fall of 2022 College Applications
Counselors are looking forward to helping our Seniors with their college applications this coming fall! Counselors will be able to start writing letters of recommendation in late August for schools that require a counselor’s letter. Students should not expect letters to be ready before September 15th, which is still plenty of time to have applications completed before the earliest deadline. Seniors may request a letter of recommendation through our online form:
Please note that our Personal Data Sheet has been adjusted for the 2022 - 2023 school year.
Academic Counseling, College & Career Guidance
The Katy ISD guidance and counseling department consists of 54 elementary counselors, 134 secondary counselors, and 10 college and career facilitators that service over 90,000 students at 74 campuses. Our program is committed to delivering a comprehensive school counseling program. In addition to developmental guidance instruction, counselors utilize their specialized skills to counsel individuals and small groups, providing a more targeted level of intervention and support.
Throughout the day, students can access their counselor(s) by making an appointment or asking their teacher to visit the counseling office. In collaboration with parents and other educators, counselors often consult regarding a student’s immediate need or concern, to identify the best method of intervention. All of our counselors are trained to support students who may be exhibiting signs of a possible mental health crisis. If you feel that your child may need mental health support, please reach out to your school counselor for assistance. Your counselor is here to assist you and your child to attain their academic, career, social, and emotional goals. Please contact your child’s campus counselor if you have any questions.
Katy ISD has a College and Career Facilitator (CCF) on each high school campus. The goal of the facilitator is to assist students in preparing for life after high school, whether that is college, trade school, military, or the workforce. The CCF will provide services to assist students and their families in maximizing their educational experiences and exploring their college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) opportunities.