Nicole Rodriguez, NES Counselor



Degrees and Certifications:

Nicole Rodriguez

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Nicole Rodriguez and I am so excited to be the NeSmith Elementary Counselor this year! This is my third year as a counselor. Prior to counseling, I was a Special Education teacher for 8 years I believe that with the right support students can reach their goals and am so excited to be a part of the process with your student. 

I have been married to my husband, David, for twenty-four years. We have four kids. My oldest Kylun is a Sergeant in the Marine Corp, My daughter Cyan attends UTD and is studying animation. My daughter Jade is a Senior this year and is on the Colorguard, and Sara is a 7th grader who loves to draw.

I will be in classes providing Guidance most of the day and will return phone calls and emails within 24 hours. I am so excited to part of the Brave Nation! 

Phone: 972-843-6112


Degrees and Certifications:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Elementary Education M. Ed School Counseling

Mrs. Pamela Vance

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!  My name is Pamela Vance and I will be the Braves Support Counselor for NeSmith Elementary this year.  I am super excited to be a counselor on campus, this is my first year in this role.  I have been in education for 17 years and previously taught math, science and STEM.  I will be serving students in K, 1st and 4th grade.  I am elated about this new opportunity and look forward to meeting all of our Braves.

My husband Chris is also an educator and we have been married for 18 years.  We are blessed with two children, Emma who will be a junior this year and Cooper a 7th grader.  Our kiddos keep us busy with their activities, especially with soccer and baseball. The family also includes our dogs, Charlee and Charlotte, fish, and a hermit crab.  I love to paint, do crafts and spend time fishing. 

My goal this year to help all students with their social and emotional growth along with their academics. Our goal is to empower students to create meaningful contributions to the world around them and help them develop into wonderful little humans. Please do not hestitate to reach out with any questions.