Dear Holy Cross students,
My name is Melissa Romero and I am honored to serve as your Guidance Counselor at Holy Cross of San Antonio! Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, I graduated from Providence Catholic High School and continued with my studies at St. Mary’s University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language as well as a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. While earning my Master's Degree, I served as a Financial Aid Advisor in the Office of Financial Assistance at St. Mary's University and assisted students and parents through the financial aid application process for five years. I continued my professional career in higher education as the Associate Director in the Office of Admission for an additional five years where I worked directly with students who had interest in attending St. Mary's University and guided them through every step of the college application and enrollment process.
As your Guidance Counselor, my goal is to prepare you for a successful and mission-centered future through continued support and service in the areas of academic counseling, personal counseling, college preparation, and social emotional learning. In addition to supporting students, I also serve as a resource for parents, alumni, teachers, and the administrators at Holy Cross. I encourage you to stop by the “Counselor’s Corner” section on our Holy Cross website to view the many tools and resources available that will prepare you for success in academics, college, career, and life.
During your time at Holy Cross, we will focus on these key areas to help build a strong foundation for your future:
- Defining academic goals
- Learn effective decision making skills
- Importance of collaboration and team building
- Understanding your unique learning style
- Understanding your strengths and identify areas for improvement
- Defining your career goals
- Becoming efficient with college search tools available through Naviance
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-433-9395 with any questions. You may also schedule an appointment by accessing the calendar at https://calendly.com/melissa-romero/counselormeeting.
I look forward to working with each of you this school year! Welcome to Holy Cross!
Ms. Melissa Romero
Holy Cross of San Antonio