Counselor Spotlight

 

Name:

Michele Castro, MA, LPC

 

Position:

District At-Risk Counselor

 

 

 

About Me:

Tell us a little about yourself: 2020-2021 will be my 6th school year with Poteet ISD. I graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in December of 2012 with a Master of Arts in Counseling. After that I started working on my Licensed Professional Counselor License at Good Samariatan Community Services and The Rape Crisis Center in San Antonio. I am able to  provide individual and group counseling services for the students in our district. I enjoy exercising, traveling, and spending time with my family in my free time. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at 210-816-2561 or on my email at mcastro@poteetisd.org.

 

Why did I become a counselor?

I think my most obvious answer is because I wanted to be able to help others and make a difference in the world. What better way to do that than to get to work with our youth who are the future. I also wanted to become a counselor because I never want to stop learning. Counseling is one profession that you will always continue to grow and learn new techniques and ideas.. The journey of a therapist never ends. Even when I am 90 years old, I will still be able to practice therapy and help others. 

 

Favorite Quote: 

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” -Buddha

 

Name:

Criselda Gibson

 

Position:

District At-risk Counselor, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Foster Care Liaison, Mental Health Liaison

 

About Me:

Hello Aggie family!!! My name is Criselda Gibson and I am delighted to be on my second year as an At-risk Counselor for Poteet ISD.  I started my career over twenty-five years ago as a social worker, after graduating from Southwest Texas State University, now named Texas State University.   After eight years of working for the state of Texas, I decided to start a second career; one that I’ve loved for the past seventeen years!!  Many would call me an “empty nester” because I have two adult children.  My daughter is twenty-eight years old and she is an avid writer who lives in Hollywood, California.  My son is twenty-two years old and he’s studying to be an electrician in Laredo, Texas. 

 

What made you want to go into counseling?

My drive to help children, parents, and families in need, stems from my own personal childhood experiences.  Growing up during a time where help was nonexistent, is what motivates me to do better.  To do better means that I have to strive every day to ensure that everyone who needs help, knows where to get it.

 

Favorite Quote:

“Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair & square.”    –Michelle Obama