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Travis counselor

Jennifer Simotas



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About Me


I am honored to be the Professional School Counselor for Travis Elementary! I grew up in Baytown where I attended elementary school at Travis Elementary, junior high at Baytown Junior School, and then graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. After becoming a proud product of Goose Creek, I went on and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston Clear Lake. I then furthered my education by receiving a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Lamar University. I have worked in education for many years, most of which have been here at Travis Elementary. I am so excited to continue to work with the students, staff, and families here at Travis and to help our Tigers achieve excellence in every way possible!

Elementary School Counseling Program


The elementary school counselor will use the ASCA National Model which provides a flexible framework to develop a comprehensive program designed to meet students' unique needs.  The 4 components of delivery for these services are:


* School counseling core curriculum

* Individual student planning

* Responsive services

* Indirect student services

Harris County Community Youth Services Directory

This directory includes the most commonly used nonprofit, United Way, church and government resources available to the general public.



Developing good character is an on-going process at Travis Elementary. The Character Strong traits that we focus on are: Kindness, Courage, Cooperation, Empathy, Respect, Perseverance, Honesty, Responsibility, Gratitude, and Creativity. Students are reminded of these traits on the morning announcements and with lessons in the classroom. We encourage you to support these same traits at home as a connection between home and school.