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Guidance & Counseling

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The mission of the La Joya ISD Guidance & Counseling Program is to foster the holistic growth of all students through a comprehensive Guidance and Counseling curriculum which addresses academic achievement, career, personal and social development. We will promote a desire for post-secondary education in which all students challenge themselves to reach their full potential and where students will be empowered with a sense of responsibility to become contributing members of society.


La Joya ISD School Counselors are:

  • Professionals with Master’s Degrees in School Counseling
  • Professionals with Teaching Certificates
  • Professionals with a minimum of 3 Years Teaching Experience.

La Joya ISD School Counseling Programs Teach:

Academic Development

  • Effective learning in school and across the lifespan.
  • Academic preparation for post-secondary options.
  • Relationship of academics to work, family and community life.

Personal and Social Development

  • Interpersonal skills to respect self and others.
  • Decision making, setting goals and taking actions to achieve goals.
  • Understanding everyday safety and survival skills.

Career Development

  • Investigate the world of work to make informed decisions.
  • Strategies to achieve future career goals.
  • Relationship to personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.


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Myriam Tellez

Danny Diaz 
FAFSA/TASFA Specialist

Don Gonzales 
District Elementary Counselor 

Mary Noyola  
Department  Secretary 



200 W. Expressway 83
La Joya, TX 78560

Ph. 956.323.2175