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Phone: (210) 661-1130 ext. 34054

Qualifications: Masters of Science in Guidance and Counseling Bachelors in Psychology Texas A&M at Corpus Christi

April Ferris

My name is April Ferris and I am the Guidance Counselor at Elolf STEAM Academy. I have been a school counselor for the past 25 years, and have enjoyed working in education for the last 29 years. This will be my 5th year working at our amazing school. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with Elolf STEAM Academy and I am here to support both the emotional and academic needs of your child. I am available daily to help students, parents, and teachers. I provide different services to support students throughout the school year, such as classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling, and support to students, parents, and teachers as needed.

I visit with students twice monthly to teach lessons on social emotional learning (SEL) skills and implement a school-wide guidance program. I also provide short-term individual and small group counseling services as needed.

I am available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless I am teaching a guidance lesson, with a student, or attending a training session.

I look forward to meeting you and your child. If you would like to meet with me individually, please feel free to call or email me at to schedule an appointment. In the event I am not available, please leave a message with a convenient time and phone number for me to return your call.


Coffee with the Counselor:

January 2023

April 2023


Other Helpful Resources:

JISD Guidance and Counseling Department Website

JISD Resource List

Mind Yeti

Kimochis- Social/Emotional Learning & Characters

National Bullying Prevention Center

Second Step Program/COVID Support

Mental Health & COVID-19