Phone: 972 429-2529


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Oklahoma - Bachelors in Elementary Education Texas A&M University-Commerce: Masters in School Counseling

Mrs. Kerie Padilla

Hello Tigers!!

My name is Kerie Padilla, and I have been in education since 2008. I grew up nearby in Plano, Texas and graduated from Plano East Senior High School. I am married to my husband Oscar, and we have two wonderful boys named Jake and Tyler. We also have a chihuahua named Lucy. When I'm not at work, I love to spend time with my family. We like to play games together, go out to eat, and be outdoors. I also love to do all kinds of puzzles: jigsaw, logic, word, etc. 

As counselor, I work with all staff and students.  I deliver classroom guidance lessons to grades K-4, as well as conduct groups and individual check-ins with students.  Topics include conflict resolution, making and keeping friends, growth mindset, self-concept, grit, setting goals, teamwork, managing strong feelings, making good choices, and life changes (such as divorce, loss of a loved one, etc.).  

How does a student see a school counselor?
       - Self-referral
       - Parent referral
       - Administrative, teacher, or other staff referral

How can I support parents?

  • Helping to handle social or emotional concerns you have about your child
  • Improving parent-child communication
  • Family difficulties or concerns that affect your child at school
  • Referrals for community resources