Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Child Development Master of Education in School Counseling
Amber L. Gist
I am from Grand Prairie Texas. I have been a counselor in Plano since 2015 and it has been an honor to work with such wonderful students and families. I graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in child development and Lamar University with a Masters Degree in School counseling. I have been a proud educator for over 11 years. I am a memeber of the Lone Star State School Counseling Association and American School Counselor Association. I love working with all students and take pride in making a difference in my students' lives both emotionally as well as academically.
PLANO ISD COUNSELING
Academic Success ♦ College and Career Readiness ♦ Social Emotional Growth
Secondary counselors assist students in all areas of the comprehensive counseling program, including personal and social growth, academic success, and career and college information. Counselors visit with individuals and groups to discuss relevant issues, including bullying, self harm and suicide prevention and other topics based on student and campus need. Counselors also deliver college and career information through classroom guidance, primarily using the Naviance student program. Academic conferences held each spring allow for individual post-secondary planning. Two College Night events are held each fall semester at Senior High schools and are hosted by the counseling departments on those campuses. Counselors also promote academic success through group and individual academic conferences for students and parents, in addition to providing individual support.