Alief ISD Counseling Department Mission Statement
OUR MINDSET: The Alief ISD Counseling Department consists of dedicated professional school counselors who, in collaboration with local partnerships, embrace the uniqueness of all learners while encouraging, educating, and empowering them towards success.
Prevention and Safe Schools (PASS) operates within the Guidance and Counseling Department in Alief ISD. Collectively, we support our district’s Motto: Preparing Students for tomorrow. Caring for them today!
OUR MISSION: Provide relevant resources and opportunities towards positive citizenship, healthy relationships, mental health, and valuable academic and post-secondary planning through a comprehensive school counseling program.
Alief ISD's Counseling Program is a comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling program that aligns with the state's model. Professional school counselors are available on all Alief ISD's campuses to provide services for all of our students in the following areas:
Guidance Curriculum - to help students develop their full educational potential;
Responsive Services - to intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student’s continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk;
Individual Planning - to help students plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, personal, and social development;
System Support - to support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the system in promoting the educational, career, personal, and social development of students.
Each of our high school campuses has a College Access Counselor to personally assist students in preparing and achieving post-secondary readiness.
Counseling Department Announcements
Congratulations to the following counseling teams on these campuses for winning the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence in Students in Texas (CREST) 2021-2022 award given by the Texas School Counseling Association:
- Bush Elementary
- Hicks Elementary
- Holmquist Elementary
- Liestman Elementary
- Outley Elementary
- Budewig Intermediate
- Miller Intermediate
- Owens Intermediate
- Alief Middle School
- Olle Middle School
- Elsik Ninth Grade Center
- Elsik High School
- Kerr High School
We are so proud of each one of these counselors. CREST winners will be recognized during the TSCA conference in February 2022.
Alief ISD is a 2020 Mental Health Literacy Winner! For Mental Health resources and support, click on our Mental Health Tab.
Dr. Alvia Baldwin
Director of Guidance and Counseling
Counseling Coordinator of Academics
Counseling Coordinator of Social Emotional Development
College and Career Readiness Facilitator
Mental Health Facilitator
281-498-8110, extension 29071