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kimberly kovacevich-Upchurch

Hello! My name is Kimberly Kovacevich-Upchurch and I am the school counselor for LA Morgan Elementary in Galveston, TX. I love being a part of the educational community where I was born and raised! My passion is teaching children of all ages how to problem solve, build confidence, explore thoughts and feelings, self-regulate, use growth mindset, and understand the importance of mindfulness in their lives. I am grateful to be able to work with the unbelievable staff and families of LA Morgan to provide support in any way possible!

Before becoming a counselor, I was an elementary teacher for twenty years! My certifications include: Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and English as a Second Language.  I graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then certified as a teacher. After twenty years in the classroom, I graduated from the University of St. Thomas-Houston with a Master of Education degree in the area of Counselor Education.  Additionally, I am soon to be a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate.  

At L.A.Morgan, I teach guidance lessons to all grade levels once a week during their breakfast time. Some of the topics we have already covered include: Using Kind Words, See Something/Hear Something/Say Something, Being Assertive, Tattling vs. Reporting, Growth Mindset, The Size of Your Problem, What is a Counselor?, and Digital Citizenship. Together with our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Facilitator, Mrs. Emily Rollins, we are able to provide individual SEL and counseling support to students as well as group counseling and classroom support. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns via email or phone.