Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Master of Education in School Counseling School Counseling: Early Childhood-12 Generalist: Early Childhood-12
Mrs. Ashley Winans
I am so thrilled to serve the students, parents, and staff here at Watkins Elementary as your School Counselor! This year starts my 11th year in education and my 1st year as School Counselor. I was a teacher in Dallas ISD for 8 years and then was able to join the Wylie ISD family 2 years ago as a 3rd grade teacher at Groves Elementary. I went to Stephen F. Austin State University for my Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and to Lamar University where I received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling. My husband, Grant, and I have been married for almost 8 years, and we have three dogs, Jake (Labrador), Charlie (Yorkie), and Miller (Labrador).
I am passionate about helping children grow socially through their elementary years and beyond. I continually partner with teachers and parents to help meet students’ needs. This may look like small groups with students, meeting with students individually, or classroom lessons. I will visit classrooms throughout the school year to teach lessons that focus on mindfulness (breathing techniques), empathy, kindness, respect, grit, and/or friendship skills. The Kids Count Players Program, through the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County, is a resource we utilize for K-2 students to bring awareness to personal boundaries and to educate our students about child abuse prevention.
I am also the 504 coordinator for our campus and MENTOR program liaison. I am here to answer questions or discuss your concerns regarding your child’s development or well-being at school. Please contact me anytime should the need arise. Let’s make this school year the BEST, YEE-HAW!