Counselor

Primary School

Carla Vaughn

Greetings! My name is Carla Vaughn and I am the Certified Professional School Counselor at Barbers Hill Primary. I have a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science; both from University of Houston – Clear Lake. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. I have been a school counselor for 2 years and this is my first year in Barbers Hill. Prior to that, I taught 3rd and 4th grades in Math and Science in Galena Park ISD (5 years), Goose Creek CISD (4 years), and was a counselor in GCCISD for one year. I am also Special Education certified K-12.

First and foremost, I see each child as a unique individual and should be treated with integrity, respect, and dignity. I believe that every student can be successful with guidance and reassurance. Fostering a positive self-image is a collaborative effort for schools, teachers, parents, and those in the community to help our students to develop positive character traits and skills that will aim them in becoming productive citizens. I believe a school counselor is to assist in providing important and diverse guidance to aid in addressing a student’s emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and psychological needs.

A good education includes not only learning to read, write, and do math, but learning good social skills is very important as well. This means, among other things, learning how to get along with other children, making good choices, controlling emotions, accepting responsibility, and being aware of strengths and weaknesses. While many of these skills are taught at home, it is my intent to supplement learning that takes place at home with small group and classroom guidance lessons.

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I am also here to help students who are facing particular difficulties. Family disruptions such as a personal or family illness, death, or divorce may affect children at school. If your family is experiencing anything out of the ordinary, please let me know. Another one of my major functions is to be of help to parents. If you have a particular concern about your child, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the matter.

It is important to remember that school personnel and parents working together are a winning combination for children. All children deserve to be winners. Together we can help your child realize this goal.

If I can be of any help to you, please call my direct line at 281-576-2221, ext. 1269, between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30. If I am not available, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Or you can email me at cvaughn@bhisd.net .

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Mentoring

At Barbers Hill Primary, we strive for each child to have an opportunity for academic and personal growth. Our Mentor Program matches volunteers from the district or community with students who are: experiencing academic difficulties, having trouble adjusting to the school environment, dealing with the loss of a loved one to death or divorce, experiencing the stress of sickness or other problems in the home, or are extremely shy. The mentor takes a personal interest in the growth and development of the child and meets with his/her student(s) once a week before school or at lunch to act as a model, tutor, friend, coach and guide. If you are interested in being a mentor, or have a child you think might benefit from this program, please click on the following link:

Mentor Program

Eagles Serving Others

Eagles Serving Others is the district-wide call to service. At the Primary School, we assign points for random acts of kindness and teach students the value of serving others. Our goal for each year is 5,000 points. Students turn in ESO slips with their act of kindness written on it. These are given a point value. Each time we reach 100 points, a marker is put on the ESO board in the main hallway of the building. To obtain your ESO slip, please download here.

Reading Tips

Over the years, many parents have expressed concern that their child is not reading well or is not interested in reading. This document shows ideas that have been collected over time to help beginning readers get on track. Download here.