Counselor's Corner

  • Welcome to the Elementary School Counselor's Corner!

    Here at Skipcha Elementary School our dedicated counselors are your child's partner in their educational and emotional growth. We're committed to fostering a positive and supportive environment where every young learner can flourish.

    From navigating social challenges to discovering their unique talents, our counselor is here to guide, support, and empower your child. Explore our resources, learn about our programs, or get in touch with any questions – we're here to help your child thrive, one smile at a time. 

Phone: 254-336-6690

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Mr. Searcy Storey

Hello Silver Stars!

My name is Searcy Storey Jr. and I am a new Assistant Principal at Skipcha Elementary School. I have a Bachelor of Applied and Sciences degree in Business Occupations from Texas A&M University-Central Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Excelsior College. This will be my 11th year as an educator serving students and families of KISD. Throughout my education career, I have served as a substitute teacher, a self-contained aide, a self-contained teacher (for both Skills and PBS), a resource/inclusion special education teacher, and high school 504 coordinator. As an Assistant Principal, I look forward to serving the Silver Stars.

I am an advocate of higher education and I believe that learning is a life-long endeavor. My educational philosophy is: “Education must be differentiated because it’s not one size fits all, each student has his or her individual learning style." Every student deserves a quality education regardless of their differences, preferences, and learning style.

Phone: 254-336-6690

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Ms. Joan Russell

My name is Joan Russell and I am a Professional School Counselor at Skipcha Elementary School. This year I will be working with pre-k through second grade. I am originally from Maryland. However, I have resided in Colorado, Alaska, and Texas. Last year I celebrated my 21st year with the Killeen Independent School District. Previously I was employed by Round Rock ISD as a school counselor. My past teaching experience includes teaching grades 1, 3, 4, and 5 as well as special education. I am also a certified educational diagnostician and an LPC-S.

I attended Towson State University in Maryland and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I received my master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. I have also been enrolled in some graduate classes at Tarleton University in Killeen.

Traveling with my husband, watching movies, camping, reading, knitting, and horseback riding are some of the activities that I enjoy. Spending time with our pets is also something that I enjoy doing in my free time. Our pet family includes two horses and two dogs.

Phone: 254-226-6690

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Ms. Sarah Rice

Hi, I am Ms. Rice! I have been with KISD since 2015. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading, and a Master’s degree in School Counseling. I am currently working toward my licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I will be working with students across all grade levels. Specifically targeting those with attendance concerns and severe emotional concerns that impede their learning.

It is our goal in the counseling department to meet each individual student’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) needs. We accomplish this goal through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please call, or email me and we can schedule a meeting. Have a terrific year!