Phone Number: 325-762-3384
Susie Beard- School Counselor
Hello! My name is Susie Beard and I am the counselor at NSES. I graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in Education and a minor in Special Education. I previously taught in the Moran and Clyde school districts. I began teaching for Albany ISD in 1999 and taught Special Education and All-level Social Studies. I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sul Ross State University. This is my 32nd year in education. I am married to Chris Beard, Albany HS Vocational Ag. Teacher. Together, we are blessed with three children, Allison, Abbigale, and Tyler and one grandchild, Gracelyn.
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Online Calming Rooms
Managing Stress & Anxiety
Monthly Character Themes
A Note from the Counselor
The Albany ISD Comprehensive Guidance Program is designed to align with the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling, the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), and our local Albany ISD Mission, Vision, and Beliefs.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
I visit each classroom weekly throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 20-25 minutes in length and cover topics such as academic support, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, character traits, conflict resolution, communication, and study skills.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations.
Some students can benefit from short term one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges.
If you would like to refer your child for counseling, please click on the "Counseling Referral" button above.
Albany Resource Care
Betty Hardwick Center-Abilene
Texas Tech University Campus Alliance for Telehealth Resources
Monthly Guidance Curriculum Themes
September-Growth Mindset/The Brain/Goal Setting
October-Bullying/Healthy Choices/Red Ribbon Week
January-Managing Stress/Coping Skills
March-Problem Solving/Teamwork/Acceptance & Diversity
May-College and Careers