Hello Akin Family!
As your school counselor, it is a joy to serve the students, parents, and staff at Akin Elementary! This year starts my 18th year in education and my 5th year as a School Counselor. I have been married to my all-around amazing husband Michael for 23 years. We have two girls, Avery and Emily, and our sweet goldendoodles, Jake and Jinger.
My desire is to see the students at Akin Elementary succeed in all areas of their lives. We know that to see a student shine, we must work hand in hand to ensure their success. The teamwork and partnership between home and school are essential and I am looking forward to building these relationships.
At Akin, we know and value the impact of teaching social and emotional skills to students. I continually partner with teachers and parents to help meet these needs of students. Throughout the year, I will visit classes during the last half of their library rotation teaching lessons that focus on recovery and calming strategies, mindfulness, empathy, kindness, compassion, respect, grit, and friendship/social skills. Additionally, I may meet with students individually or in small groups, depending on the needs. We love the Kids Count Players program through the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County as a resource for K-2 students to aid in awareness of personal boundaries and to educate students on child abuse prevention. For our older students, we use the "Protect Yourself Rules" from the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center to share awareness and prevention in these areas. I often include a variety of books, including the resourceful Julia Cook books, in my lessons and I am excited to begin working with the "Mind-Up" curriculum to teach the students about mindfulness and the brain.
A few more of my jobs as your counselor include being the 504 Coordinator, Watch Dog campus contact, Wylie Way representative, and MENTOR program liaison. Please know that I am here to answer questions or discuss your concerns regarding your child’s development or well-being at school. Feel free to contact me anytime, should the need arise.CERTIFICATIONSBachelor of Science in Nutrition
Master of Education
Texas School Counselor Certification
CONTACT INFORMATIONAkin Elementary1100 Springwood LaneWylie, Texas 75098Counselor Office: 972-429-3409Email: Tierney.Leeper@wylieisd.netFacebook: Akin Elementary Counselor CornerInstagram: