My name is Crystal Grabill, I am the counselor for the Early College High School in Sheldon ISD. This is my second school year in Sheldon ISD, last year I served as the testing coordinator for the high school campus. I absolutely love it here! I previously came from a counselor position in HISD, in which I served as the Human Services counselor. As well as, the counselor over the special education and deaf education students. This is my 16th year in secondary education. All of those years, except one, teaching in the foreign language dept. I taught American Sign Language to hearing students, and was a dance and drill team director my very first year of teaching. I have a heavy Fine Arts background, the only year I did not teach high school students I taught 6th thru 8th grade Theater Arts classes.
I grew up in Deer Park Tx. My parents have lived in the same house for 50 years. It is the same house they brought me home from the hospital to, and raised until I graduated high school. Then I went on to Sam Houston State University where I completed my Bachelors of Science in Psychology. When I decided it was time to get my second degree, I attended Lamar University and completed my Masters in Education in the counseling program, as well as the principal’s certification program.
I became a counselor because I wanted to be able to make a difference in student’s lives, on a larger scale, than I could in the classroom. In the classroom, I made connections with students but I only had those 150 students. I felt by becoming a school counselor, I could make an impact campus wide, as opposed to only a select group of kiddos. I am a firm believer that kindness and a listening ear go a long way. My number one passion in education is students and teachers! I absolutely love what I do!
Three fun facts; I am married with three children. I worked at Walt Disney World when I was 22. I am a huge football fan! GO TEXANS and GIG EM!!!!!
I truly look forward to this school year, and working with the ECHS students.