Contact your Counselor

Your counselors are happy to help!  Contact them for information about credits, transcripts, endorsements, graduation plans, college guidance, financial aid questions, future planning and more!  We can provide you with GPA, class rank and test scores. They also offer help and guidance with issues in school, family struggles, crisis and personal issues, or if you just need someone to talk to.  We are here to offer support and encouragement in a very important stage of life. Counselors can also assist with future planning and college/career guidance. If you have a question about grades it is always best to start with the teacher, but the counselor can help point you in the right direction.  For a complete list of teachers at PHS, click here. You are always welcome to stop by the counseling center but scheduling an appointment beforehand ensures that your child's counselor is available to speak with you when you are here and not off campus or in a meeting.  


Jean Wood, M.A.
Students with last names A-GRA
Hi! Welcome to Poteet!  My name is Jean Wood, and I am excited to begin my fifth year at Poteet High School serving students last name alpha A-GRA.   My credentials include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Art Degree in School Counseling from Amberton University.  Prior to school counseling, I began my career in education in 1999 as a Career & Technical teacher at the high school level.  In 2013 I accepted a position as a middle school counselor, then on to high school counseling in 2015. I enjoy helping students achieve success in their pursuit of academic achievement, social/emotional health, and with their quest of attending college or pursuing a career. I appreciate the privilege of working with your student, and I am looking forward to an amazing year!  Go Pirates!

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Kersti Engrav
Counselor for students with last names GREEN-O


My name is Kersti Engrav and I am excited to start my first year as a counselor at Poteet High School. I have been a part of Mesquite ISD family for 9 years and 4 years as a school counselor. I received my undergraduate degree in General Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters of Science in School Counseling from Amberton University. I am a Poteet alumni and am proud to be back serving as a counselor for students with last name GRE-O. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with your child and looking forward to an amazing school year. GO PIRATES!

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Erica Coward
Counselor for students with last names P-Z


My name is Erica Coward, and this is my first year as counselor at Poteet High School. I have been an educator for 9 years in Mesquite ISD. This is my 4th year as a counselor and I absolutely love it. I received my undergraduate from A&M Commerce and my masters from Lamar University. I am excited to be back at Poteet High School. I graduated as a Pirate in 2007 and feel like I am back home. I feel honored to get to work with the students here and look forward to the rest of this year. I may be bias but I believe it is a great school for your student to be at! Go Pirates!

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​Clarissa Jayroe, M.Ed.
CTE Counselor
Students in special CTE Programs & THOMAS-Z
I am Clarissa Jayroe and I received a Bachelor of Science in Education at Baylor University. Upon graduation, I began working at Kimbrough Middle School here in Mesquite ISD. During my time at Kimbrough, I held such positions as classroom teacher, testing coordinator, and then counselor throughout my 11 years. In 2009, I received my Master’s in Education Administration and in 2012 my Master’s in School Counseling. This will be my fifth year as part of the Poteet Counseling staff, and I look forward to another great year! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about our awesome CTE programs.

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Lisa Heagney, M.S., LPC-I
Intervention Counselor
My name is Lisa Heagney and I am excited to be at Poteet High School as the school intervention counselor.  I have lived most of my life in Boston, Massachusetts but moved to Texas 4 years ago.  I received my undergraduate degree in Speech Therapy from Bridgewater State University and a dual Master’s degree in School Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College.  I also hold a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Framingham State University.  This will be my 24th year as a counselor, but second year at Mesquite ISD.   I am looking forward to building relationships and working with the students and families at PHS.

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Tanya Armstrong
Registrar, Administrator

Darla Hernandez, Counseling Center Secretary