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Santa Gertrudis ISD

Achieving Excellence

Mrs. MariaElena Gonzalez



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Mrs. MariaElena Gonzalez

Welcome to Santa Gertrudis Counseling page! 

I am MariaElena Gonzalez AKA Nena Gonzalez.  I am proud to introduce myself as the Interim Counselor at Santa Gertrudis School.  My job as a school counselor is to focus on three main domains which are: Academic, College/Career, and Social/Emotional.  This year I will be working with students individually, small groups and in group presentations.  My goal is to provide my students with a welcoming and accepting environment. 

My life has taken me to several states.  I grew up in Bishop, Texas until my parents moved us to the Pacific Northwest where I attended Burlington Edison High School in Burlington, Washington.  I came back to Texas my senior year and graduated from Bishop High School.  I attended Coastal Bend College and Texas A&M University Kingsville where I received my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have been with the Santa Gertrudis school district for six years where I have taught fourth and fifth grade.   

 I am currently in my last semester of the Masters Program where I am studying Guidance and Counseling.  I am currently enjoying my role where I strive to encourage all the students to do their personal best.  I am thrilled to be working with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents whom I so highly regard. 

My spare time is spent with my husband, Coach Matt Gonzalez and our three children.  Our oldest daughter , Alyssa, is a Junior and our son, Matthew is a Sophomore at Santa Gertrudis Academy High School.  Our baby, Sarina is a seventh grader at Santa Gertrudis School.  Most of our time is spent either on the field or on a court as our children are very involved in sports and my husband is a coach.  We enjoy our time spent here at the district as this is where our extended family is. 


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