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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 2021-2022 school year!


counseling dept


Counselor Last Names Email Address
Hunter Ruffin A-Cam hunter.ruffin@austinisd.org
Liana Cox
Laura Rodriguez Es-Her laura.k.rodriguez@austinisd.org
Heather Gallier Hes-Ll heather.gallier@austinisd.org
April Giuffre Lo-N april.giuffre@austinisd.org
Kim Gilbert O-R kim.gilbert@austinisd.org
Clare Smith S-To clare.smith@austinisd.org
Nicole Hepburn
Lead Counselor
Mary Elizabeth Kakales
Counseling Intern
Amyna Dosani
Counseling Intern
Carli Valverde College & Career Counselor carli.valverde@austinisd.org
Wendy Escobedo Graduation Coach wendy.escobedo@austinisd.org
Amanda Toohey Licensed Mental Health Professional amanda.toohey@austinisd.org



Upcoming & Current Events



NHS Peer Tutoring

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NHS Peer Tutoring



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 2021-2022