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Mrs. Nell

Being the Counselor at Hightower is a true honor. Helping the students, teachers and families is my main focus. My goal is for all to have a happy heart! I have been the Counselor at Hightower since 2010. My family consists of my husband, two daughters, a dog and a 3 footed bearded dragon. Yes, he only has 3 feet. 🙂 Both of my daughters, Sophia & Amelia, attended Hightower from Kindergarten through 5th grade. They have now moved on to middle school and high school in Plano. Both of my daughters are on select softball teams and play in weekend long tournaments in many different cities all throughout the year. So, we have a lot of family time which involves traveling, training, and practicing for softball tournaments.



School Counseling Department Vision

The vision of the Hightower Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program that nurtures the students’ academic, social/emotional, and college/career development that will encourage students to achieve their full potential to become responsible citizens and self-directed lifelong learners.  

School Counseling Department Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe haven where every student is valued, respected, and encouraged to reach their unique potential and become a self-directed learner.  Hightower’s School Counseling Department’s mission is to provide all students with a comprehensive guidance program that is centered on connecting curriculum and services, which encourage students to achieve their personal best through student growth in academics, social/emotional awareness and career competencies.   

Ms. Nell