Phone: 281-577-8700


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Interdisciplinary Studies, Education, B.S. Counselor Education, M.S. Certifications: Bilingual Generalist EC-6 School Counselor EC-12

Mrs. Melissa Gomez

My name is Melissa Gomez, and I am starting my second year as the school counselor at Bens Branch Elementary.  I am thankful be a part of the Bulldog family.  I have been in elementary education for the past 7 years.  I earned my bachelor's degree from UHD and my graduate degree from The University of St. Thomas 


  • Counselor's Corner

    An Elementary School Counselor provides:

     School Guidance Curriculum:

    ~A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth

    Individual & Small Group Counseling:

    ~Ongoing activities designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans

    Responsive Services:

    ~Includes: consultation, individual/small group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation

    Elementary School Counselors help:

     Students: -achieve academic goals

             -develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves

             -cope with life changes

             -develop problem solving and decision making skills

             -develop emotionally and socially

             -begin to develop career goals

      School Staff: -understand and meet students’ personal, social, emotional, academic, and behavioral needs

      Parents: -understand their child’s emotions and behaviors

             -access community resources when needed

             -with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors

             -interpret standardized test scores

    Parents and teachers may refer a student to the counselor by contacting me via email ( or phone (281)577-8700.