• Hello! Welcome to Sam Houston Elementary Counseling Program!

    Name: Jessica Dean
    Email Address: jdean@dentonisd.org
    Phone number: 940-369-2912
    One of my all time favorite websites!:  http://www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets 

    I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989 with my B.S. in Education - teaching fields are secondary math and psychology. I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2006 with my M.Ed in Counseling.

    Animal Assisted Therapy OR

    Ms. Dean and Holly Holly’s in the House!!

    Holly is my dog, but she’s not just my dog… she is Sam Houston Elementary’s dog. She and I are registered with PetPartners as a therapy team. Holly comes to school with me almost every day to help kids (and teachers!) calm down, learn empathy, and feel unconditionally loved. Spending time with Holly is also a reward for students making good choices. Sometimes, I will take Holly to classrooms when I do guidance lessons. Our nurse makes sure Holly and I don’t go into classrooms by putting a sign on the door where a student is allergic to dog hair. If you would like more information or are concerned about your child’s physical or emotional state around dogs, please e-mail or call me: jdean@dentonisd.org or 940-369-2912.  

    I believe affective counseling needs to be approached from a holistic view - taking care of the mind, body and spirit connection. In an effort to combine some of the physical health with emotional stability and academic progress, Mrs. Kondracki and I attended PoundFit training to learn to teach PoundFit exercise songs to our students. Everyone can be a rockstar with this activity!
    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
Last Modified on August 15, 2017