Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts Business Administration Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Arts School Counseling
Welcome to Hickey! My name is Michele Allen, your School Counselor. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 32 years and we have two sons, who are both Plano East Senior High alumni. My husband and I grew up in Plano, where I attended Plano schools; Sigler Elementary, Wilson Middle School, Vines High School, and Plano Senior High. My education includes an Associate of Arts in Business from Collin College, a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman’s University, and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Amberton University. This is my 21st year in education, all spent in Plano ISD! Prior to being a school counselor, I taught kindergarten for 10 years; 3 years at Sigler Elementary and 7 years at Hunt Elementary. I was ecstatic to be hired as the Hickey Elementary counselor upon graduating with my master's degree in the fall of 2012. I have a passion for helping others and I absolutely love working with K-5th grade students, staff, and families in our community. As a school counselor, I work with students, parents, and staff in a variety of ways, such as teaching guidance lessons to all classes on topics such as Social & Emotional Learning skills, kindness, empathy, goal setting, bully prevention, career/college readiness, and more. In addition to guidance classes, I conduct small group lessons with students presenting specific needs. When I’m not at school, I spend time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, listening to music, gardening, and enjoying our two dogs. I consider it a privilege to work with the students, parents, and staff at Hickey Elementary!
HICKEY SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM VISION
Empower ALL students to become resilient, empathetic, life-long learners, who are independent thinkers prepared to navigate our ever-changing world.
HICKEY SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM MISSION
Advocate, support and prepare ALL students by providing learning in social and emotional development, academic success, and college, career and military readiness.