Phone: (972) 708-3116
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Art in Psychology - UTA-Arlington Masters of Arts in School Counseling - Amberton University
Ms. Tomica Jackson
I am a Texas native, and I have been blessed to work at Brandenburg going on 13 years now. I enjoy making a difference in the lives of students every day, and I do believe that my God-given purpose as a counselor is to help children reach their fullest potential socially, emotionally, and academically. In my spare time, I enjoy singing and hanging with family and friends. Also, I would love to travel the world someday. Besides my love for God, the love of my life is my 4-year-old daughter MaKenzie, who thinks she is the boss. I do believe that life is what you make it, and you should make every bit of it count.
Ms. Jackson's Daily Schedule
Front Hallway Duty: 8:00am-8:30am
Planning/504 meetings/Guidance/Parent Contact/ reviewing student data: 8:30am-11:30am
Individual Counseling/Planning: 11:30-1:00pm
Lunch: 1:00pm-1:30pm /1:00pm-1:30pm (Monday Lunch Duty)
Planning/ 504 meetings/ Reviewing RTI Student data: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Individual/Small Group Counseling: 3:00pm-3:50pm
Hall Duty: 3:50pm
Monday & Wednesday Small Group Counseling: 3:30-3:50pm
Guidance Schedule 2015-2016
August 28-September 4th
Who is the counselor, what is the counselor’s role, how do you contact the counselor, and what is confidentiality?
“Character Trait”: Responsibility & Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge): Students will learn to handle their own affairs about being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties. They will also show reliability and consistency in words and actions by being accountable for their own actions, use self-control, be self disciplined, and think before they act.
Peace Day: Students will learn about making peace with peers and others as well as putting it in action.
Guidance: September 15th-18th (electives)
“Character Traits”: Respect for others and yourself & Habit 6 Synergize (Together is better)/Why Try Program: Students will learn the key components of respect and ways to show respect towards others and themselves. They will also learn about bullying and the effects of bullying others along with strategies to use if they are being bullied by others/peers. Students will also learn the importance about working together as well as valuing others differences.
Red Ribbon Week: Anti-Drugs (Drug Awareness): October 25th-30st Guidance during electives
“Character Trait”: Self Discipline & Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First then Play): Students will learn the importance of demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose. They will also learn ways to maintain self-improvement and refrain from inappropriate behaviors by being in control of their words, actions, impulses, and desires.
Anti-Bully Week: November 16th-20th and Guidance Nov. 17th– 20th
“Character Trait”: Courage/Trustworthiness: & Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win): Students will learn the importance of being reliable, honest, and having the courage to do the right thing. Students will also learn the importance of having a win- win attitude in life vs. a lose-win mind frame of thinking.
Guidance: January 26th-29th
“Character “Trait”: Caring/Tolerance: & Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood (Listen before You Talk): Students will learn to accept others for who they are without perceiving or judging. Students will also learn the key components of being a caring person and ways to show kindness towards others and themselves.
Kindness Week: February 8th-12th & Guidance: Feb 22nd-26th
“Character “Trait”: Good Judgment & Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind (Have a Plan): Students will learn to choose worthy goals and set proper priorities and how to think through the consequences of their actions. Also they will base decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.
Guidance: March 21st -25th Test anxiety with 5th grade
Character Trait: Perseverance & Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best): Students will learn to be persistent in pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulties, oppositions, or discouragements. Also they will learn to exhibit patience and have the power to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes or failures.
Testing Anxiety: How to help students alleviate testing stress and techniques that can be used for them
Guidance: April 26th-29th (6th Grade)
Character Trait: Perseverance & Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)
Careers: Students will learn of various careers and its importance. (Throughout the Year)
Career Week: May 23rd- 27th w/ No classroom Guidance (lessons provided for teachers)