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Counseling Services

RISD Counseling Services delivers equitable access to a comprehensive school counseling program for ALL students.

Overview

Counseling Services Logo Building Better Humans

RISD Counseling Services delivers equitable access to a comprehensive school counseling program for ALL students. The RISD Counseling Services program is designed to Build Better Humans who build connections, learn at the highest levels, grow into leaders who change the world, and succeed in all endeavors.

Through delivering a safe, innovative, and welcoming comprehensive school counseling program, RISD Counseling Services provides:

  • Access to high quality learning,
  • Advocacy for the needs of all students through superior guidance lessons, responsive services, and individual planning,
  • Collaboration with district stakeholders on important social-emotional learning, and
  • Leadership enabling student success in college, career, and military readiness exploration.

RISD Counselors Build Better Humans through relevant and personalized counseling services that lead each RISD student to their brightest future.

Services

  • Guidance Lessons
  • Crisis Counseling/Assistance
  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • 4-year plans (Personal Graduation Plan or “PGP”)
  • Course Requests
  • College Applications
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Personal/Social Concerns
  • Connections to Basic Needs (food, clothing, etc.)
  • Outside Counseling Resources

Official Transcripts

Richardson ISD has partnered with Parchment, a leader in eTranscript exchange, to send prior graduate high school transcripts electronically, securely and confidentially, to colleges and universities of your choice. The service is available online, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Alumni simply request a transcript and designate the academic institution, organization or individual that they would like to receive it. Users will be notified when their request is complete and can also track the status of their request or view a saved copy of their transcript.

Click the link below for your alma mater to begin.

Our Team

Summer Martin

Dr. Summer Martin

Director,
Counseling Services

Laura Blatzheim

Laura Blatzheim

Elementary
Counselor Support

Niky Howell

Niky Howell

Secondary
Counselor Support

niky.howell@risd.org
469-593-0817

Brenda Mikesell

Brenda Mikesell

Academic Program Specialist, Counseling Services
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