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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
Coming Soon A-Chai nicole.hepburn@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



Sign Up for Garza HS Online Health

Many students have been asking how to take Health Education online over the summer through Garza High School. Taking it online over summer will allow for more room in their schedule for different electives. Health is a graduation requirement and a semester-long course. Click this link to sign up for the class (select Health). Once you submit the Google form, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours to the address you provided. If you don't receive one, check your spam folder first, then email diane.sidoroff@austinisd.org if you still don't receive it.




"Change of Mind" Deadline

The "change of mind" deadline has now passed. All "change of mind" requests MUST have been submitted by June 3rd, 2021.




Pre-AP/ AP Summer Assignment Workshops 

Summer TBD




Camp Bowie Express- Incoming 9th Grade Orientation

August TBD



School Based Mental Health Center- Gramercy
Gramercy Specialty Clinic PLLC will be the new mental health service provider for the AISD's school-based mental health centers. After submitting the student referral form, Gramercy will reach out to the student and/or parent/guardian to share information about their services, gather further information, and schedule an appointment as appropriate. 
Counseling Department Newsletters 2020-2021