Karen Doudican, Counselor

Developmental Guidance Program: -- Valley Oaks has a Developmental Guidance Program where all children have the opportunity to enhance the skills necessary to help them become responsible, successful learners. Our full time counselor implements the Texas Guidance Curriculum.  This curriculum is designed to help students acquire age-appropriate knowledge and skills within the following content areas:

  • Self-confidence development
  • Motivation to achieve
  • Decision-making, goal-setting, planning and problem-solving
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Cross-cultural effectiveness
  • Responsible behavior
  • Role of Counselor: -- The focus of the counseling program is to help build a supportive and caring environment so that students will achieve academic and personal success. The counselor is available to help parents and teachers understand normal developmental growth stages of children, as well as to work with students in classroom guidance lessons, small groups and individually. Students may self-refer or be referred by teachers, parents or other school personnel.