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Welcome to the Bowie Counseling Department webpage!
Our mission is to provide our students with the knowledge and skills to be successful both at Bowie and in life.  Our comprehensive guidance program is comprised with various activities and events for our students and parents including: academic planning, mental health support, classroom guidance lessons, presentations, etc. 
All of our presentations will be posted the day after the event and can be found under the "Presentations" tab on the right-hand side of the page. 


*Notification of counseling department events will be emailed to students and parents through Naviance. Please make sure that a valid email address is listed in Naviance as well as our other Bowie systems to ensure that you receive all of our communication.


We hope you have a great 2020-2021 school year!




Counselor Last Names Email Address
Kim Libby A-Chai kimberly.libby@austinisd.org
Liana Cox
Chaj- Forb
Laura Loza Forc- Jenr laura.loza@austinisd.org
Heather Gallier Jens- McD heather.gallier@austinisd.org
Kim Gilbert McE-P kim.gilbert@austinisd.org
Clare Smith Q- St clare.smith@austinisd.org
Nicole Hepburn
Su- Z
Lead Counselor
Carli Valverde College & Career Counselor carli.valverde@austinisd.org
Amanda Toohey Licensed Mental Health Professional amanda.toohey@austinisd.org
Hunter Ruffin Counseling Intern  
Lee Catalano Counseling Intern  


If you would like to request a meeting with your counselor, send us an email or sign up for an appointment through Calendly. Our Calendly links can be found in the Bowie Counseling Department BLEND page. 


Upcoming & Current Events


Virtual 9th-11th Grade Conferences

Counselors will be visiting 9th-11th grade classrooms Jan. 14th-28th to review the choice sheet for the 2021-2022 school year and the course selection process. See the course advising schedule below for specific dates and classes.




Virtual Incoming 9th Grade Showcase

Join us February 3rd 2021, 5:30-7:30PM, for our annual (& first ever virtual) Bowie course & club showcase! Since the event has gone virtual, it will be structured a little differently than usual. We will send out a general information video along with the links to our course & club videos the week prior. We encourage families to check out the videos for the programs that their student may be interested at Bowie. On the showcase night, we will have "virtual booth" Zoom links for families to visit if they have any questions for our counselors or about our programs. Some programs will hold breakout sessions as well. Links and more information to come. We look forward to seeing you there!




Virtual Incoming 9th Grade Classroom Advising

Counselors will visit middle school virtual classrooms Feb. 4th- 11th to review the choice sheet for the 2021-2022 school year and the course selection process. See the schedule below below for specific dates.




Class of 2021 Gap & Gown Information

Class of 2021, the time has come to start ordering your cap and gown for graduation! An email was sent with more information about how to order your graduation supplies online from Herff Jones. Herff Jones requests all orders to be completed by February 15th. If you have any questions, please contact the Herff Jones representative directly (listed on their website). 




Virtual Incoming 9th Grade Student & Parent Advising

If you have questions about our choice sheet or courses, join us on our virtual student & parent advising nights, Feb. 16th & 17th. See the schedule below for specific dates.




Course Verifications Sent Out via Email





"Change of Mind" Deadline

All "change of mind" requests MUST be submitted by June 3rd, 2021.




Peer Tutoring

Bowie's National Honor Society is preparing to begin their peer tutoring program. If you would like to request a peer tutor for your student, please fill out the Google form using this link. After you submit the form, your student will be paired with a senior NHS student who will contact them to discuss arrangements.



Counseling Department Newsletters 2020-2021