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Counseling Services/College & Career Readiness




The Region 9 ESC Counseling Cooperative provides on-site counseling services ½ day once per week OR one day per every two weeks per small district/campus (limited to 8 small districts/campuses).  In addition to on-site services for Tier I districts, all participanting districts will have access to counselor networking meetings, workshops related to HB 5 implementation, counseling topics, and technical assistance.


Visit our Region 9 Mental Health and Wellness website for additional mental health resources and guidance. 


Services provided:

  • On-site counseling services (HB 5 implementation/endorsement planning, college/career counseling, assistance with PGPs, graduation plans, etc) plus all Tier II services. 
    Assistance with state assessments is NOT a part of this cooperative.
  • On-site student/teacher seminars in any of the rollowing areas:
    • Bullying
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Conflict Management
    • Other Topics as Requested


Technical assistance, professional development, and information related to postsecondary readiness is available.  Through coordination with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Texas Education Agnecy (TEA) the ESC will assist districts in preparing studens for educational and career goals beyond PK-12 public education.  The ESC will also participate in regional efforts to ensure postsecondary readiness for all students. 

Center for Online Education Link

Melissa Hoepfner

Melissa Hoepfner

Elementary Counseling

Secondary Counseling Specialist

Lacy Murphey