Counselor's Corner

Hello Doss Families & Welcome Back for the 2022-2023 School Year!

About the Counselors

Natalie Perez, 3-5th Grade Counselor

My name is Natalie Perez, and I am one of the school counselors 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 2-year-old son or 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 and I am the new school counselor. I get to
work with our PreK-2nd grade students. While I am originally from Minnesota (Skol
Vikings), I moved to Austin this August from Chicago where I was a school counselor for
the past 3 years.

When I’m not at Doss, I love to travel, read and run. Looking forward to getting to know
and supporting all of this amazing Doss community.

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

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

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