Hello Patton Students and Families!
My name is Katie Beck and I am thrilled to be part of the Patton staff as your School Counselor. This year I will be serving primarily grades K-2 and sharing the responsibilities of PreK with Caroline Sanchez. I moved to Texas this summer and was previously a school counselor in Virginia and North Carolina. So far I am loving living in Austin! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to working with your children!
Hello Patton Students and Families,
I am so excited to return to Patton for another year! I am back from maternity leave, and so happy to see all of our wonderful students again. This year, I will be working primarily with grades K, 4, and 5. Katie Beck (the other counselor) and I will always share Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4. We are also looping with our students each year so that we stay with the same students for their entire time at Patton. Our hope is that this will make it easier for both our students and their parents!
As a counselor, I have a variety of responsibilities. I teach guidance lessons once every 3 weeks to all classrooms in my grade levels. These lessons will focus on many social-emotional skills that enable students to learn skillsets that underlie and support academic learning. My hope is that through these lessons, and the SEL lessons taught by teachers, students will be able to meet their needs and feel empowered to solve their problems independently. I also spend a lot of time meeting with students both individually and in groups. Students can request to meet with me by writing me a note. I also take referrals from both teachers and parents. If you are concerned about your child's emotional or social well-being, please feel free to contact me and we can set up a meeting. I am also always happy to provide you with community resources and referrals, so please contact me if you need assistance. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and my phone number is 512-414-1425.