The Guidance and Counseling Department strives to encourage individuals to grow in awareness of their potential and to become lifelong learners with the capacity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. As a department, we seek to empower students to examine their possibilities during the high school years and to set personal and academic goals that will lead to success. Our vision is to enhance the life of our students by assisting in the realistic and mature decisions they will make about academic, college and career goals, as well as assist students resolve any personal counseling issues that may arise at, and outside, of school.
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I grew up in the small town of Shiner, Texas going to Shiner St. Paul Catholic School grades K-12. After graduating with my Bachelors and Masters programs from the University of Texas at Austin, I worked as a counselor at St. Joseph Catholic School for 3 years and then at St. Pius X High School for an additional 3 years. I have coached basketball, baseball, and softball. I have served as Director of College Counseling at St. Pius X High School and currently serve St. John XXII as the Director of Counseling. St. John XXIII is another great Catholic school in which I can grow in faith and help our youth towards personal and faith fulfillment.
Megan Wells grew up in the Houston area. She attended Texas A&M University for her Bachelor of Arts degree then spent a few years working in the corporate world. She has worked in publishing, law, and hospitality before attending Sam Houston State University to obtain her Masters of Education in Counseling, which she believes to be her true calling and passion. She taught high school English in two public schools and a private school for a total of four years before coming to St. John XXIII as the 11th grade counselor.
Heidi Mulroony joined St. John XXIII College Preparatory in 2017 as the school counselor serving 9th and 10th grades. Heidi earned her M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of St. Thomas and is a National Certified Counselor. Over the years, Heidi has worked as an elementary teacher, cheer coach, and running coach. Prior to her roles in education, Heidi worked as a marketing representative. Heidi lives in Cypress with her husband, Sean, and their two sons, Liam and Atticus.