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"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."     ~ Martin Luther King Jr. 




Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.                                         ~ Mother Theresa




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Contact Information

Name: Patricia (Trish) Schappell
Phone: 713-251-4107

About Me

This is my 22nd year in education and I love my students! 

Region 4: Counseling
St. Thomas University: Principal Certification
University of Houston: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi - Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies
Del Mar Community College- Corpus Christi



Trish Schappell, School Counselor

A Message from your Counselor: 

Hello Northbrook Knight students and parents! I’m Mrs. Schappell, the school Counselor for 8 th grade and 7th grade (M-Z). I am thrilled to be here! 2016-2017 is going to be a fantastic year of innovative learning, making friends, and lots of fun! Stop by my office to say “Hi” sometime! 

Here are some beginning of the school year tips to help your middle schooler start the year strong!

  • Be positive. Expect your child to do well, even if last year was difficult. Help your child set goals and build confidence!
  • Establish ground rules. Help your child build great study habits by creating a quiet space for learning. Limit the amount of T.V, video games, and social media browsing. 
  • Give responsibilities. Recognize that your child is older and can do more things on his/her own. Offer guidance instead of immediately solving problems for him/her. 
  • Time. Schedule at least one night or afternoon each week just for you and your child. Choose something you both like to do and have some fun! Time together strengthens your bond and opens the doors of communication.
  • Ask about school. Spend a few minutes each day discussing school work with your child. This shows that you value education. 
  • Get involved. Introduce yourself to teachers through emails and in person. Ask how you can help your child succeed. Teachers are eager to have your support! 

Source: The Parent Institute, 2016