Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Eddie Benitez
Hi! My name is Eddie Benitez, I graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri with a BA in Business Administration. I became a Special Ed. Resource Teacher for two years at Harker Heights Elementary School. After earning a MA in counseling from Webster University, Missouri. I became a certified school counselor at Peebles Elementary School, Killeen, Texas for 10 years. Furthermore, I have worked two years at Dr. Joseph A. Fowler as an elementary school counselor. In total, I have been a school counselor for 12 years at the elementary school. I truly enjoy working with students in helping students reach their highest performance in academic and social skills performance.
I am also the military liaison officer for Dr. Joseph A. Fowler elementary school. As a military liaison officer, I coordinate with our Thunder Squadron 3/3rd Cavalry Regiment on Fort Hood for support in school activities. I also coordinate with key personnel such as administration for registration and enrollment of the military students and connect the military families to the Family Life counselor or school counselors for counseling services as well as provide community resources. Additionally, the Dr. Joseph A. Fowler is linked to the KISD website district for military families submit concerns or issues to our campus. The goal is establishing a healthy and positive relationship between the military community and the Fowler community. If you have any questions, you can contact me at Tel 1-254-336-1758 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Dimikki Finley
Hello. My name is Dimikki (De-me-key) Finley. I am honored to be Fowler’s newest school counselor. I hold two masters, one from Capella University specializing in K-12, and the second from Lamar University as a School Counselor. I’ve taught at the elementary level totaling seventeen, consecutive years – eight years at Saegert Elementary School and nine years at Fowler Elementary School. I’ve mentored students; I’ve taught students to persevere through daily obstacles and to face life challenges as they come so that they can grow as confident individuals. I am also a published author of 45 books with a genre of self-help and journaling.
The mission of our school counseling program is to inspire learning for all students in a safe environment by advocating, empowering, and strengthening relationships so that students become life-long learners.
It’s going to be a great year!
Welcome Fowler Bulldogs!!! As school counselors, we are here to support our students and their families. Our counseling program at Fowler focuses on social and emotional learning, academic success, and career development. It is our belief that we must take care of the whole child so that students learn to their greatest potential.
What is social and emotional learning (SEL)?
*Building and maintaining positive relationships
*Making responsible decisions
*Understanding and managing emotions
*Setting and achieving goals
Roles of the School Counselor
*Counsels with students individually and/or in groups
*Provides classroom guidance lessons
*Conferences with parents as needed
*Adheres to ethical and legal standards
*Responds to student needs in crisis situations
*Collaborates with faculty, staff and parents to better meet the needs of all students
*Coordinates parent/ community volunteers
*Collaborates with RTI and 504 committees
*Provides community resources to parents/families as needed