Welcome to 2021 -2022 school year! My name is Linde Thompson and I am beginning my tenth year as the school counselor here at Hyer. I know this year will present a unique set of challenges and we understand it is difficult to live with the uncertainty of what this school year will hold. No matter what environment school is happening in for your child, I am so excited to get to know our new students and a new kindergarten class!
I graduated with my Bachelors in 1997 from Texas A&M University and began my career in Frisco ISD. I spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher in kindergarten, first, and third grades. I was fortunate to join the HPISD family many years ago as a first-grade teacher at Bradfield Elementary. As my passion grew for helping students develop academically, socially, and emotionally, I decided school counseling was the next chapter in my career in education. I pursued a Masters in School Counseling and graduated in 2009.
One of the things I love about this district and specifically Hyer is that every staff member has the same mindset. We believe children come first. We are all here to focus on the unique potential of each child in all aspects of learning. I believe that educating your child must be a team effort between home and school. I am here to facilitate the collaboration of parents, teachers, and staff members so that all children achieve academic success.
In the classroom, I will be doing guidance lessons once a month to develop positive character and social emotional skills. I will also meet with students individually or in small groups on an as-needed basis.
As your school counselor, I am here to serve and support you and the children of Hyer. My virtual or physical door is always open if you have any concerns at all. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do whatever I can to assist you and help your child have their most successful year in school possible.