Welcome to Northside Everyone!
As school counselor I am committed to providing Northside Elementary Students with an outstanding Comprehensive School Counseling Program. In addition to the guidance lessons in the classroom, I provide small group sessions during student lunches, individual academic goal setting, and Practical Parent Workshops. I also sponsor Northside Student Council and the Peers Making Peace, peer mediation program. I am proud to work at Northside because we all work together to support the school goals of maintaining a positive school climate that fosters responsible citizenship, strong relationships, critical thinking, and educational excellence.
I first moved to Waxahachie from Alvarado in 1972 with my parents. My siblings attended Northside and I started my seventh grade year at Wilemon Junior High. After graduating from Waxahachie High School, I attended University of Mary Hardin Baylor for my Bachelor degree and then later Tarleton State University for my M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling. This will be my 30th year as a teacher and my 21st year as a school counselor. I am married to my best friend J. David Thornhill. We love living in Waxahachie! Go Indians!