Patrick Hagler (B.A. Film Studies, U. of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Los Angeles; Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) joined St. Thomas in 2015. Patrick is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate as well as a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. As an employee of The Council on Recovery, Patrick is a full- time, embedded Choices Counselor at STH. The Choices Program provides prevention, education and treatment for high-risk behaviors as well as social-emotional therapy services for students, faculty and parents. Patrick has worked in several inpatient residential and outpatient programs providing mental health and substance abuse counseling for adolescents and adults.
Staffany Rawls (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston; M.A. in Counseling, Grand Canyon University) joins St. Thomas from Texas City High School where she served as the College and Career Coordinator. At Texas City, Staffany worked extensively with scholarships developing a program that assisted students competing for collegiate level scholarships.
Jeff Tesone (B.A. Sociology and M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania) joins St. Thomas from First Baptist Academy where served as the Director of High School Placement and Academic Guidance. Jeff also served for four years as the Director of Counseling at St. John XXIII in Katy and for twelve years as a Counselor at Strake Jesuit. Prior to working in private education in Houston, he worked in higher education in financial aid at Eastern University in Pennsylvania and in enrollment management at Westminster College in Missouri.
Robin Wagner (B.A. Psychology, M.Ed. School Counseling, Ed. S. Counseling and Consultation, Louisiana State University) joined the St. Thomas High School family in 2015. Robin is a National Board Certified Counselor and holds dual state school counseling certifications in both Texas and Louisiana. Robin has worked in campus and district-level roles at public and private institutions as well as in the university setting as a counselor and counselor educator. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association as well as their respective Texas chapters.
Kim Yackel (B.A. Human Development and Psychology, Virginia Tech; M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, North Carolina State University) comes to St. Thomas from Rice University where she served as the Assistant Director for the Center for Career Development. Kim has spent time in career services working with undergraduate students as they prepare for professional lives after college. She has also worked in career services at Barton College in North Carolina and at Duke University as a public policy career services graduate assistant. She has also obtained certifications in the Myer’s-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.