Dear Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Nelda Pawelek and I am the PK-5 Sam Houston Elementary School Counselor. I am so excited to be part of the Sam Houston Elementary family!

What I love most about the elementary level is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifetime positive impact on a child.

As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students.  Many times I get puzzled looks when I say I provide career development at the elementary level, but it is never too early for children to be exposed to the opportunities their futures will hold! I look forward to offering support to Sam Houston Elementary students, staff, families, and community.  I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom counseling lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Sam Houston students.

School Counseling programs reach and meet the needs of all students in a school through many various ways, including those listed above. I am here to advocate for all students. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call (956)971-4484 or email me nelda.pawlek@mcallenisd.net at any time.  

I am so excited to work with your children and get to know you throughout the school year!  

All the best,

Nelda Pawelek

Sam Houston Elementary

PK-5 School Counselor