Counselor's Corner

Counseling Office

  • Dear Garner Families,

    It is hard to believe it is the start of the 2020-2021 school year! We'd first like to let you know how much we miss our GARNER YEARLINGS! We know this is a really trying time with so much uncertainty, but we will continue to work together with you to support our students. 

    To that end, please don't hesitate to reach out anytime you or your child needs support. You can email or call us directly; or complete the form below. We can set up a time to talk with you and/or your child. 

    Please know that we understand how challenging this is for our students and families. It is difficult not seeing our students, but we will continue to stay positive and work together. The most important thing right now is to do all we can so that we can all stay healthy. 

    Students will be invited to the counselors' Google Classroom. Please have them accept this inviation from Dr. Martinez, Mrs. White, or Mrs. Magadance. We will be sharing some information on relevant social-emotional topics. Remember to take time each day to focus on your child's and your physical and emotional well-being. If you have any specific concerns or topics you would like support for, please reach out to us.


    Your Garner Middle School Counseling Team

    Dr. Karen Martinez (A-K)   210-356-3867

    Mrs. Michele White (L-Z)    210-356-3868

    Mrs. Julie Magadance (STAN/Intervention Counselor)    210-356-3872 (At Garner on Mondays and Wednesdays and alternating Thursdays)



    Below is a link to the Skyward Family Access User's Guide. All parents should have an account using their home email address. For more information on how to access, please refer to the guide below. Students will access their schedules, grades, and classes through Skyward and Google Classroom.

    Skyward User's Guide --ENGLISH

    Skyward User's Guide  -SPANISH




    Below is a link to the Garner Middle School Counseling Referral Form. Please complete if you'd like your student/child to be contacted by one of the counselors.


Comprehensive Guidance Plan

  • Guidance Curriculum

    The guidance curriculum is designed to systematically provide lessons to students that facilitate growth, development, and transferable skills in the areas of educational, career, personal, and social development. Guidance lesson topics will include Healthy Coping Skills and Mental Health, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Social Media Safety, and Healthy Life Choices.

    Responsive Services

    The purpose of responsive services is to intervene on behalf of students whose immediate personal concerns or circumstances put their continued educational, career, personal, and social development at risk. These services include responding to crisis, individual counseling, group counseling, and parent conferences. 

    Individual Planning

    The purpose of individual planning is to guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their individual educational, career, personal, and social development.

    System Support

    The purpose of system support is to identify and coordinate resources and activities on campus and in the community that indirectly benefit students.