Meet Your PHS Counselors

  • The mission of the Porter High School counseling department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program addressing the academic, career, and social development of our students. With the partnership of our educators, parents/guardians, and the community, Porter High School Counselors will ensure all students have access to the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, responsible and productive members of the global community.

Phone: 281-577-5910

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Ms. Mendy Knight- Lead Counselor: College and Career Readiness

Hi! I am happy to be of any service to students and parents. This year will be my 29th in education with over half of that as a high school counselor. I have spent that time in both Humble and New Caney ISDs. I am a native Texan and graduated from Sam Houston State University where I returned to earn my M.Ed. in Counseling. My goal as a counselor is to be an advocate for students and work with them to achieve their goals in high school and beyond.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns. The best form of communication is email since I am with students so frequently that I cannot always catch the phone. However, if you leave a message I will be sure to get back with you as soon as I can.

Phone: 281-577-5900 ext. 5622

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Mrs. Connie Briggs- Counselor: House of Engineering and Agriculture

 My name is Connie Briggs and I am the Counselor for the House of Engineering and Agriculture. I am beginning my 32nd year in education and my 11th as a High School Counselor. This is my 3rd year at Porter High School and New Caney ISD. 

I am a native Texan and graduated with my Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University and my Masters degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University.
 
I am excited to be a Spartan! I am looking forward to working with you to help make your academic goals a reality. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email. If I am not able to answer the phone please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
 
Welcome back Spartans! It's going to be a great year!

Phone: 281-577-5900 ext. 5703

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Mrs. Liliana Rodriguez - Counselor: House of Business and Criminal Justice

My name is Liliana Rodriguez, and I am the Counselor for the House of Business and Criminal Justice. I am beginning my 10th year in education and my 1st year as a High School Counselor. During my career in education, I taught Family and Consumer Science, focusing on Fashion Design. This year will be my first year being a part of the Spartan family and New Caney ISD. I was born and raised in Houston and graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and my Master’s degree from Lamar University.

My high school counselor was my inspiration in becoming a counselor. She provided me resources, advocated post-secondary education, and most importantly, instilled confidence in a first-generation college-bound student like myself. As a school counselor,I will provide a comprehensive and engaging educational experience that allows students to maximize their learning potential as they pursue a purposeful and promising future.

I am honored and enthusiastic in supporting students reach their academic goals at Porter High school.

Phone: 281-577-5900 ext. 5625

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Mrs. Amy Voltz- Counselor: House of Arts and Humanities

Hello Spartans! I'm Amy Voltz, and I am the counselor for the House of Arts and Humanities. This is my 25th year in education, my 12th year with NCISD, and my 5th full year at Porter High School. I'm very excited to be here, and look forward to helping my students.

More About Mrs. Voltz

 

Phone: 281-577-5900 Ext.5703

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Ms. Susan Messmer - Counselor: Freshman/Transition

Hello Spartan Family! 
 
I am so happy to be the 9th Grade Transition Counselor, as well as the campus lead for our amazing Social Emotional Learning program,  7 Mindsets. Originally from New Orleans, I have lived in Texas since 2010. I am entering my third year as a counselor after having been an English/ESL teacher and a campus instructional coach.  After earning my Master's degree at Lamar University, I entered the doctoral program at Texas Tech where I am currently working on a degree in Educational Leadership. 
 
I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve our Porter HS students this year and am looking forward to helping them have a successful transition into high school.  

Phone: 281-577-5900, ext. 5623

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Mrs. Jessica Garner- Data Facilitator

Hello! My name is Jessica Garner and I am the Data Facilitator here at Porter High School. This is my 12th year with the district and my 11th year here in Spartan Land!!! I work very closely with the counseling department and take pride in providing our students with accurate academic documentation. Being a Spartan is definitely something to be proud of, not only as a student, but as an employee, as well. It has been my pleasure being a Spartan for the past 11 years and I look forward to many more years to come. "Veni Vidi Vici!"

Phone: 281-577-5900, ext. 5678

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Mrs. Catherine Olano - Testing Coordinatior

Hello!  My name is Catherine Olano and I am the Testing Coordinator for Porter High School.  This is my 25th year in education and my ninth year in the district.
 
I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and an avid LSU Tiger Fan!  My Bachelor's degree is Elementary Education and I have my Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.   
 
I am excited to be here at Porter High School, guiding our students to SUCCESS!  Geaux Spartans!
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email!

Phone: 281-577-5910

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Mrs. Janice Hamilton - Secretary, Counseling Department

It is my pleasure to serve the Students, Parents and Counseling Department at Porter High School.

This is my 4th year as a Spartan.