Counseling Connection

Harrington Elementary

Meet the Counselor

My name is Shanna Kellogg. It has been my greatest pleasure to have worked at Harrington for the past 6 years. Previously I taught 2nd and 3rd grade for 14 years; 10 of which were in Plano. I graduated from East Texas State University with a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Counseling from Texas A&M-Commerce.

I have 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 stepchildren. Tom and I have been together for 8 years and live in Grapevine.

In my spare time I crave the outdoors, either working in the yard or kayaking at the lake. I love to travel and experience different cultures.

I truly enjoy coming to work everyday.


My goal is provide you a newsletter each month about what you child is learning in Guidance and pass along helpful information to parents . We started of the year learning about our brain and fixed mindset vs. growth mindset. We are also learning about mindfulness.


Stay tuned for more Counseling Connection coming your way!

Plano ISD Elementary School Counselor Guidance and Counseling Program

Guidance Curriculum

· Self-Confidence Development

· Motivation to Achieve

· Decision-Making/Goal- Setting/ Planning/Problem-Solving Skills

· Interpersonal Effectiveness (Social Skills)

· Communication Skills

Individual Student Planning

· Test Interpretation

· Career Opportunities

· Academic Planning

· Knowledge of Positive Work Habits

Responsive Services

· Academic Concerns

· School-related Concerns: Truancy, Misbehavior

· Relationship Concerns

· Suicide Prevention

Small Groups (some examples)

· Study Skills/Organizational Skills

· New Students/Friendship

· Anger Management /Social Skills

· Divorce/Changing Families

System Support

· Guidance Program Development

· Counselor/Administrator Consultation

· School Improvement Planning

· Community Outreach

· Parent Education

Programs & Services Presented & Available to Staff:

· Staff Development on Prevention of Bullying

· Anti-Victimization

· Child Abuse

Suggested Reading for Parents

MINDSET by Carol Dweck

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.


Your child has already learned about growth mindset vs fixed mindset in guidance. Have them share with you.

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Quick Tip

How to Help Promote a Growth Mindset?
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College and Career Week is January 11 - 15

Students will learn about 4 branches of Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Computer. Students will have an opportunity to research the skill needed, degrees required and colleges that specialize in Engineering, Guest speakers will be interviewed on KDEN.