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Counseling Office

You can find out more about SEL (social and emotional learning) and activities for distance learning, as well as their calendar of weekly lessons, daily challenges, and morning mindfulness videos here:  THES Counselor’s Page



Ms. Cano retired as a school counselor in spring 2016 before deciding that she wasn’t quite through yet.  She has been a counselor for over 30 years, working in AISD at Harris Elementary.  Ms. Cano is our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Champion for Travis Heights and teaches SEL to students as well as hosting small groups for counseling.  Ms. Cano is bilingual and shares the counselor position part time with Mrs. Piedra.




Mrs. Piedra, LPC, RPT, NCC, has been counseling in Austin ISD since 2015. Prior to beginning her counseling career she spent 4 years in the classroom teaching Pre-K and 2nd grade. Mrs. Piedra thoroughly enjoys working with all students through classroom lessons, small groups, and meeting with individual students. When she is not on campus, Mrs. Piedra also works with children and teens as a therapist in South Austin. Mrs. Piedra firmly believes the work she does as a counselor could not be done without the support and collaboration of her colleagues, parents, and community members. She is looking forward to learning more about the THES community and working alongside Ms. Cano to support the social and emotional learning happening on campus.