• Welcome Bens Branch Bulldogs

    Shawna Zellars

    Counselor

     
     
     
     
 BBE Bulldogs

Phone: 281-577-8700

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA- Psychology/Social Work M.Ed- School Counseling

BBE Bulldogs

I love being the counselor at BBE.  I look forward to an exceptional year in 2017-2018 and am blessed to be a part of the accomplishments the students and staff achieved last year.  This will be my 4th year as counselor at BBE and my 10th year in education.  I am married to Josh, a golf professional, and we have two awesome sons.  Jared will be a sophomore this year at The University of Texas at Austin. Nate will be a freshman at the University of Houston, as well as a member of the Spirit of Houston.  I am so proud of all of their hard work and so blessed to be their mom.  We have 2 bulldogs, Zeus and Champ.  All together, we are one big happy family.

 

 

  • What does a school counselor do? 

    An Elementary School Counselor provides:

       School Guidance Curriculum

    ~A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth

       Individual & Small Group Counseling

    ~Ongoing activities designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans

       Responsive Services

    ~Includes: consultation, individual/small group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation

     

    Elementary School Counselors help:

     Students: 

      -achieve academic goals

       -develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves

       -cope with life changes

       -develop problem solving and decision making skills

       -develop emotionally and socially

       -begin to develop career goals

      School Staff

            -understand and meet students’ personal, social, emotional, academic, and behavioral needs

     Parents

       -understand their child’s emotions and behaviors

      -access community resources when needed

       -with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors

       -interpret standardized test scores

     Counselors also:

    Work with small groups and individual students on topics such as:                                   

         -behavioral concerns, academic concerns, family/life changes and crises, friendship issues, grief, attendance concerns, anxiety                                                                 

     This year I will also facilitate/assist with the following programs:   

                 

          - Campus STAAR Coordinator 

             -PeaceBuilders

             -School registration

             -Gifted and Talented

             -Response to Intervention      

             -5th Grade Manners Banquet      

             -Backpack Buddies                                                                

             -Red Ribbon Week

            -Holiday Families in Need      

             -Campus 504 Coordinator

    -Watch Dog Dads Program

            -Parent Volunteers

     Community Resources:

            -Montgomery County United Way

           -Heaven's Army

     
     
     

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE… BE A VOLUNTEER!

     

    STUDIES SHOW THAT CHILDREN WHO’S PARENTS ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED

    IN THEIR SCHOOLS PERFORM BETTER ACADEMICALLY.

     

    VOLUNTEER AS A RESOURCE PERSON

    OFFER TO HELP IN THE CLASSROOM

    LISTEN TO A CHILD READ

    UTILIZE YOUR TALENTS BY SHARING THEM

    NOTICE AREAS OF NEED AND OFFER TO ASSIST

    TELEPHONE OR TELL OTHERS ABOUT THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS

    ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD’S TEACHERS

    EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON SCHOOL ISSUES

    REACH OUT TO NEW PARENTS AND MAKE THEM FEEL INCLUDED

     

    ¡HAGA UNA DIFERENCIA... SEA UN VOLUNTARIO!

    lOS ESTUDIOS DEMUESTRAN QUE AQUELLOS NIñOS CUYOS PADRES ESTáN ACTIVAMENTE ENVUELTOS EN SUS ESCUELAS SE DESEMPEñAN MEJOR ACADéMICAMENTE.

    􀂏 sEA UN VOLUNTARIO COMO UNA PERSONA OFRECIENDO RECURSOS

    􀂏 oFREZCA AYUDAR EN LA CLASE

    􀂏 UTILIZE SUS TALENTOS COMPARTIéNDOLOS

    􀂏 eSCUCHE A UN NIñO LEER

    􀂏 nOTE AREAS DE NECESIDAD Y OFREZCA ASISTIR

    􀂏 lLAME O DIGA A OTROS ACERCA DE LA NECESIDAD DE VOLUNTARIOS

    􀂏 aLIENTE A LOS MAESTROS DE SU NIñO

    􀂏 eJERCITE SU DERECHO A VOTAR EN LAS DECISIONES DE LA ESCUELA

    􀂏 aLCANCE A LOS NUEVOS PADRES Y HáGALOS SENTIR INCLUIDOS

    ¡eNVUéLVASE. USTED PUEDE HACER UNA DIFERENCIA!

     
     
     
     
     

    “Will You Read to Me?”

    Research shows that reading to young children just 20 minutes a day can make a significant

    difference in their overall reading level once they reach school age. How you read to children can also make a big difference!

    Snuggle up closely as you read so children will associate reading with a warm, loving feeling.

    Choose books with rhyming words and funny sounds...children love them!

    Select books with large, colorful pictures.

    Let your voice get soft and loud as you read; change the pace of your reading; use lots of expression.

    Encourage children to point to the pictures, repeat the words, and turn the pages.

    Ask questions; encourage guessing.

    Let children fill in missing words.

    Reread old favorites again and again.

    Try to read to children whenever they come to you with a book.

    Take pleasure in your reading time together, and make sure they know how much you love it!

     

     

    "¿Lees a mí?"

    La investigación demuestra que leer a los niños a tan solo 20 minutos al día puede hacer una significativa

    diferencia en general su nivel de lectura, una vez alcanzan la edad escolar. ¿Cómo leer a los niños también puede hacer una gran diferencia!

    v Acurrucarse cerca al leer para niños serán asociando la lectura con un ambiente cálido, amoroso sentimiento.

    v Elegir libros con rimas de palabras y sonidos graciosos... los niños les encantan!

    v Seleccionar libros con grandes y coloridos cuadros.

    v Que tu voz conseguir suave y fuerte como usted leer; cambiar el ritmo de tu lectura; usar mucha expresión.

    v Animar niños para señalar las imágenes, repetir las palabras y girar las páginas de.

    v Preguntas; fomentar adivinando.

    v Que los niños llenen en palabras faltantes.

    v Releer una y otra vez viejos favoritos.

    v Intenta leer a los niños siempre que vienen a ti con un libro.

    v Placer en su tiempo leyendo juntos y asegurarse de que saben cuánto lo amas!

     
     
     
    NEW CANEY ISD

    §504 Child Find Notice

    Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, 

    refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. 

    For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any 

    questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 

    programs, please contact the District’s Section 504 Coordinator at 281-577-8600 or by mail at

    21580 Loop 494 New Caney, TX 77357.

    Aviso Sobre La Identificación de Estudiantes Incapacitados

    NEW CANEY ISD

    bajo la Sección 504

    Bajo la Sección 504 del Decreto de Rehabilitación de 1973, el Distrito Escolar esta obligado a 

    identificar, referir, evaluar, y proporcionar servicios educativos apropriados y gratuitos a 

    estudiantes incapacitados que califican para recibir servicios bajo esta ley. Si usted desea mas 

    información sobre los derechos de padres de niños incapacitados, o si tiene preguntas sobre la 

    identificación, evaluación, y colocación de niños en el programa de Sección 504, favor de 

    ponerse in contacto con el Coordinador de 504 del Distrito al numero 281-577-8600, o por 

    correo a la siguiente dirección: 21580 Loop 494 New Caney, TX 77357.

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