Hello, my name is Darcie Rochester, and I am the counselor at Commerce Middle School. I have been in education for the past 11 years. I spent 5 years as an elementary teacher, and the past 6 years I have been an elementary and middle school counselor. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from LeTourneau University, and my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Angelo State University. I also recently completed my principal certification.
My counseling program involves individual, small group, and whole group classroom lessons involving our SEL curriculum: SecondStep. I also provide academic advising and CCMR services to our students. School counseling is not therapy, but brief, short term support for students. Referrals can be given for therapeutic services that are needed. I am also the campus 504 and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) coordinator.
I’m looking forward to a great year and working with all of our students, staff, and families!