South San Antonio ISD

Counseling Department


South San Antonio is closely monitoring the evolving news about COVID-19. We want parents to know that South San ISD counselors are committed to staying in touch with our students during this difficult time. Below you will find your school counselors information as well as other support services available to our community.

If your child has an educational or academic question please email the school counselor. For serious or delicate matters contact our CARE Zone, Monday-Friday from 8 AM- 5 PM, at 210-965-2692 or via email at Students can also call our District Hotline at 210-977-7000. For emergencies please call 911.


Elementary guidance lessons are included in the instructional packets that are being distributed at the campuses.

Armstrong ES

Valerie Dykes

Athens ES

Patricia Lopez

Benavidez ES

Diana Pacheco

Carrillo ES

Charlie Gallardo

Five Palms

Claudia Gutierrez

Hutchins ES

Mary Aguirre

Kindred ES

Norma Gomez

Madla ES

Leonor Delgado

Palo Alto ES

Ana Flores

Price ES

Ruby Lopez

Middle School Counselors

Middle school counselors have created google classroom lessons for your students. They will be receiving an email from them in the near future. If you have questions or if you have other needs please contact your counselor.

Dwight MS

Jesse Lopez

Kazen MS

Anna Lisa Sanchez

Shepard MS

Maria Spain

Zamora MS

Gabriel Torres

High School Counselors

High school counselors are reaching out to students via google classroom where they are sharing information. Please email your counselor if you have questions or if you have other needs.


John Davila (Lead Counselor)


Elias Portillo


Debra Martinez


Barbara Izarraraz


Betty Iredale

Early College High School

Anna Ramirez

At Risk

Rosana Espadas

Early College High School

If you have questions about the Early College Program please contact:

Anna Ramirez (Counselor)

Israel Rios (Director)

College Resources

If you have questions about college applications, financial aid, scholarships, senior TSI testing, or AP Testing please contact:

Angelica Melendez

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If you have questions about dual credit or TSI testing please contact:

Patricia Hernandez

Middle School Academies

If you have questions about the choice academies please contact:

Bobbye Schanen Hylton (Director)

Mental Health Resources and Help Lines

Center for Health Care Services


Clarity Child Guidance Center


Jewish Family Service San Antonio


Family Service


Rise Recovery


South San Antonio CARE Zone

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Texas Abuse Hotline


Dial 211 for crisis and emergency, essential needs, assistance

San Antonio Resource Directory

SA Food Bank


South San Antonio ISD Helpful Links

South San Antonio ISD Counseling Department

Communities in Schools

District Police