Nicole Rodriguez, NES Counselor

 Nicole Rodriguez

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Nicole Rodriguez

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Nicole Rodriguez and I am so excited to be the NeSmith Elementary Counselor this year! This is my first 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! 

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Samantha Wallace

My name is Samantha Wallace and I am so excited to be the Braves Support Counselor for the 2020-2021 school year. I have taught Special Education for the past 5 years. This past year, I was the the Life Skills Teacher here at NeSmith. I received my Bachelors degree from Baylor University and my Masters in Education from Angelo State University. Prior to teaching, I worked for 3 years for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services which ultimately led me to teaching. 

I have a 4th grader named Brantley who will attend NeSmith this year and we currently live in Josephine. 

I have always had a passion for helping students with the highest needs and I am very excited to take on this new position and help all of our amazing students at Nesmith.