Hello Torres Families,
I am your new School Counselor here at Torres Elementary. I am a proud graduate of the Victoria Public School System. I entered elementary school at Our Lady of Victory. My middle school years were spent at Crain Intermediate and I am a proud Victoria High Stingaree graduate. I attended Victoria College and then pursued my Masters in School Counseling from University of Houston – Victoria.
I am a firm believer in being a role model for students, and I try to make sure that students can be role models for each other and teachers to be role models for their students. We need to work together to ensure these students reach their full potential both academically as well as socially.
I am so very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of individuals and families. I always tell the students if there is only one thing that you remember from me, please remember “to be KIND.”
“It’s a GRRRRReat day to be a Torres Tiger.”
Every September 15 is International Dot Day and today we start with a story about a little girl named Vashti, the protagonist of Peter H. Reynolds’ tale, “The Dot.”
Vashti felt like she couldn’t draw — but her art teacher wouldn’t accept that. “Just make a mark, and see where it takes you,” the teacher said to Vashti. So, she marked her parchment paper with a small dot. The next day, Vashti was surprised to find her paper with the dot on the classroom wall. Vashti was so proud of her work that she started creating drawings with different kinds of dots.
Eventually, Vashti was able to pass onto someone else the lesson about confidence that she had learned from her teacher. A dot might be small, but it’s a powerful way to show your unique individuality and creativity. And that’s the story that started International Dot Day.