Counselor's Corner

Hello Doss Families & Welcome Back for the 2023-2024 School Year!

April 2024 Counselor Connection

February 2024 Counselor Connection

Doss Middle School Transition Document

January 2024 Counselor Connection

December 2023 Counselor Connection

November 2023 Counselor Connection

October 2023 Counselor Connection

September 2023 Counselor Connection

August 2023 Counselor Connection

About the Counselors

Natalie Perez, 3-5th Grade Counselor

My name is Natalie Perez, and this is my 5th year as a school counselor at Doss. Prior to my time at Doss, I was a school counselor in Marble Falls and taught 2nd & 3rd grades at Hill Elementary. I grew up in Austin and attended Davis, Murchison, and Anderson.

In my free time I love spending time with my husband and 3-year-old son and having fun on Lake Travis. I am thrilled to be at Doss and working within the Anderson Vertical Team I love so dearly. I look forward to connecting with all Doss Owls again this year and supporting each student to reach their full potential.

Katherine Mydra, PK-2nd Grade Counselor

Hi Doss Owls! My name is Katherine Mydra. This is my second year at Doss, working with PreK-2nd grade students. I am a proud University of Wisconsin Badger (On Wisconsin)!

When I’m not at Doss, I love to travel, read and run. Looking forward to another great year of blooming kindness.

The Role of Doss’ School Counselors

Mrs. Perez and Ms. Mydra assist all students in developing their academic, career,
personal, and social abilities through classroom lessons, small groups and individual
counseling.

School Counseling Offered at Doss

Classroom Lessons:

Mrs. Perez and Ms. Mydra meet with all classes bi-monthly. Lesson topics may include:
acceptance, careers, conflict resolution, communication, empathy, friendship &
kindness, goal setting, decision making, personal safety and self-awareness.

Small Groups:

Ms. Mydra and Mrs. Perez run small groups to support student needs. Topics vary by
grade and year but may include; social skills, self-esteem, friendship, self-regulation,
grief and family dynamics.

Individual Counseling:

Mrs. Perez and Ms. Mydra assist students with individual needs. Topics may include:
transitions to middle school, goal setting, classroom support and resources for families.

Outside Referrals

We maintain a list of resources that may be helpful in the event of a concern beyond the
scope of school counseling services.

Contact Us
Katherine Mydra
Grades served: PreK-2nd
Direct Line: (512) 414-2365 ex: 57073
Katherine.Mydra@austinisd.org

Natalie Perez
Grades served: 3rd-5th
Direct line: (512) 414-2365 ex:51250
Natalie.Perez@austinisd.org