Meet the MacArthur
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education, Southwest Texas
State University; Master of Arts in Counseling/Guidance, Southwest Texas
Areas of Certification and Licensure: : Texas State Teaching
Certificate in Elementary Education, Reading, and Social Studies; Texas
Professional Certificate in Guidance & Counseling
Interesting Facts: Natalie has enjoyed educating and counseling students for 28 years in NEISD as an elementary teacher and a high school counselor. She is married to John and has 2 children. Zack is a math teacher and coach at Nimitz Middle School. Kelsey is a sophomore at North West Vista studying to become a nurse. Natalie and John enjoy running, traveling, and climbing some of the highest peaks in Colorado.
Degrees: Bachelor of Education from Hardin-Simmons University;
Masters of Arts in Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary; Masters of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas at
San Antonio and a Doctorate in Education from University of the Incarnate Word.
Areas of Certification and Licensure: Texas Secondary Teaching
Certificate in Special Education and Professional Certificate in
Counseling; Licensed Professional Counselor; LPC Supervisor; Career Development
Interesting Facts: Rolla has three children and enjoys being
involved with his family’s activities. Aside from school counseling,
he also has done pastoral counseling and has a private counseling
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at El Paso; Master of Arts in Counseling, University of Texas at San Antonio
Areas of Certification: Texas State Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education with certifications in Reading and Bilingual Education; Texas Professional Certificate in Counseling
Interesting Facts: Cristina enjoys camping, watching movies, and playing basketball with her 16 year old daughter.
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, St. Mary's University. Master of Science in Guidance/ Counseling, Texas A&M Kingsville.
Areas of Certification: Secondary Teaching Certificate in Spanish. Texas Professional Certificate in Guidance & Counseling.
Interesting Facts: I enjoy spending time with friends, family, my 5 year old maltese named cochese and my husband. I grew up with 2 younger sisters and I have 4 nephews, ages 16, 14, 10 & 4.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio; Master of Arts in Education, University of Texas at San Antonio.
Areas of Certification: Texas Secondary Teaching Certification in Mathematics; Texas Professional Certification in Counseling.
Interesting Facts: Kim is married and has two boys (8th and 10th grade). This is her 23th year in the district and her 18th year as a counselor. She loves working with students and spending time with her family. When her boys are not involved with soccer they enjoy camping with family and friends.
Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts, West Texas A&M University. Master of Science in Guidance & School Counseling, Texas A&M San Antonio.
Certification: Secondary Teaching Certificate in Fine Arts Dance. Texas Professional Certificate in Guidance & School Counseling.
Interesting Facts: Samantha FitzSimon has been a Counselor here at MacArthur for the past two years. Her career began in 1999 as a Spirit Director and she has been an educator/counselor with NEISD for the past 12 years. Samantha has worked hand in hand with many school organizations and because of her coaching/teaching experience, considers herself as a mentor to her students and looks forward to each and every day she spends with them. Samantha is mother to a beautiful 8 year old daughter named Bailey. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and watching movies.
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA; Master of Arts in Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Certification: Texas Professional Certificate in Guidance and School Counseling.
Interesting Facts: Karen has three children. Her oldest son is a senior at UNT, her daughter is a sophomore at Madison, and her youngest son is in 4th grade. This is her 12th year as a school counselor and her first year at MAC. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and a variety of outdoor activities. She is very happy to be at MAC and is looking forward to a great year!
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