As the Student Support Specialist for the Opportunity Awareness Center, I am committed to the philosophy that our students need as much support as discipline. Our students have often had many consequences from their poor decision-making prior to their arrival at the OAC, and I feel strongly that it is our mission to help our students and their families find the tools and resources that will allow them to move forward in a positive direction.
The Opportunity Awareness Center offers our clients the opportunity to gain interpersonal skills, improve their decision making, and receive personalized instruction through our counseling services and small class sizes. As many of our students lack the protective factors that allow for personal success, it is essential that they be provided the skills to foster future success.
I have worked in alternative education settings for over half of my years in education. I began teaching as a Special Education Teacher then later relocated to Texas as a Business Education Teacher.
All of my prior experiences have brought me to the Opportunity Awareness Center, where I have been privileged to serve for the past seven years. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with all of our outstanding junior high and high schools, on behalf of the students and families we receive. I am also proud to be part of an outstanding group of caring professionals who strive to model for our students the qualities we hope to instill and reinforce in them.
I service Special Populations..
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at
TaraTBrooks@katyisd.org or call 281.237-6344.