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My name is Mrs. Hinshaw and I am honored to be the counselor at Cockrell Elementary. I am very excited to meet the students and parents.
Our theme this year is Connecting the Dots to Becoming World Class Learners because we are always moving towards excellence for all students.
My services include: group counseling, individual counseling, and guidance lessons. My lessons will focus on the following character traits: respect, responsibility, honesty/trustworthiness, caring, courage, and perseverance. I will also continue to reinforce the grit initiative by incorporating gumption, resiliency, integrity, and tenacity into my character lessons. The students will also learn about a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. This year our emphasis will be on integrity. We want our students to make wise choices by doing the right thing.
Students can be referred to me by teachers and parents/guardians. The purpose of these groups is to give students extra support to be successful in school. I will have small groups that focus on self-knowledge and acceptance, communication skills, responsible behavior, conflict resolution, decision making, self-care, and self-management. Parents, if you have any concerns regarding your son or daughter please call the school. I will be more than happy to speak to you over the phone or set up a conference at your convenience. I appreciate all your input and help in making this a wonderful year for your children.
Xochil Hernandez Hinshaw-Counselor
Barbara Cockrell Elementary: 832-736-6600