Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-cum laude Master of Science in School Counseling School Counseling: Early Childhood-12 Generalist: Early Childhood- 4th Elementary Self-Contained: Grades 1-8 ESL: Grades 1-8
Mrs. Jennifer Sanchez
It is such a joy to serve the students, parents, and staff at Dodd Elementary as your school counselor! This year begins my 20th year in education. I was a teacher in Wylie for 10 years and over the years have taught kinder-5th graders. I went to the University of Texas at Dallas for my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and to Amberton University where I received my Master's Degree in School Counseling. My husband, Beto, and I have been married for 14 years, and we have two sons, Diego and Antonio. Diego is in the 6th grade, and Antonio is in the 3rd grade. We also have an awesome dog named Ronaldo.
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. I am looking forward to a DINO-mite year with my Dino's.
Kinder through 4th grade- Gifted and Talented
1st grade-all subjects
3rd grade-all subjects
5th grade ELA/R Gifted and Talented, ELA/R General Ed., Social Studies General Ed.
College- Human Development and Career Readiness