If you asked me why I became a school counselor, I would have to say that it was a blessing that I didn't even expect. Counseling has become one of the most important things in my life. I am able to help so many students and families in their desire to become successful. My desire is to be a part of our student's lives so that they can make a huge difference in our world!
I was fortunate to get a Bachelor's degree from Wayland Baptist University and a Master's degree from Sul Ross State University.
I was born in Guatemala, which is a country in Central America just south of Mexico. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 34 years. We enjoy traveling everywhere together and have been and visited many states and countries. I love to build things and work with my hands. I love to spend time in nature and taking walks and hikes with my wife.
I have been a counselor in Midland for the past 15 years, and I was a teacher in Midland for 9 years. My favorite subject was and is math. I taught 6th grade and 4th grade at Travis Elementary and was the counselor at Travis and Sam Houston Elementary.
Now I am the counselor here at Fasken Elementary, and I am so glad that I get the opportunity to be a part of one of the most amazing schools in Midland!!
Hey, all, my name is Amy Jones. I have been in the business of education going on 15 years. I spent 13 years, mostly in kindergarten, with some dabbling in Pre-K and 3rd grade working for ECISD. In 2018 I began working on my Master's in Guidance and Counseling. I choose Counseling because I felt the need to understand and help people in a different capacity. How they think, how to assist them with thinks in social, emotional, educational and career and vocational planning. I completed my Counseling internship at the K – 12 campus STEM at UTPB in Odessa. I then obtained my position at Barbra Fasken Elementary in 2020, and I absolutely love it, the staff, and all the wonderful kiddos.
On a personal note, I am happily married with 4 children, a 20-year-old daughter, a 15-year-old son who plays baseball for Permian, a 10-year-old son who goes to Reagan in Odessa, and 3 years old in the LEAP program at Jones Elementary here in Midland, I also have 2 beautiful grandbabies 3 years and 6 months. I live in Odessa and am blessed to be able to commute to Midland for work.
I have always felt like I am a lifelong learner, and that is one of my biggest reasons for being such a positive influence on future generations. I Have no plans on stopping my growth and education anytime soon. I am currently working on my LPC (Licensed Practicing Counselor, for Private practice), and I am beginning my Doctorated Degree in the Fall of 2021 in School Psychology.
I believe education should be an adventure, enjoy every second of the ride. It’s a gift!
I am here for my students, their parents, and the staff. Please feel free to reach out to me with any needs or concerns I can help with.