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About Me

  • I am a graduate of Baylor University and the University of St. Thomas.  Although I originated from Tennessee, I have lived most of my life here in Texas, and Houston (Spring Branch) has been my home for the last 18 years. 
  • This is my 2nd year at Stratford, my 2nd year as a counselor, and my 28th year in education.  I love being a part of the Spartan community as my daughter is a freshman here.
  • Among my duties are individual and group crisis counseling, SAP group administrator, Club Coordinator, Spartan Time Coordinator (along with Mrs. Mennes, Mrs. McGee, & Mrs. Russo), No Place For Hate Coordinator (along with Mrs. Mennes, Mrs. McGee, Mrs. Russo, and Ms. Taller), Campus 504Coordinator, GT identification facilitator, At-Risk Coordinator, Character Without Question coordinator, and Shattered Dreams Coordinator  I like to say that I have just about the best job in the building because I get to talk to kids 1:1 so much of the time.
  • In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, the beach, biking, dancing, walking, traveling, and reading.

 

Lynn Hollister, Student Services Counselor

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Lynn Hollister, MEd., CSC.

Student Services Counselor

If you suspect your child has a disability that affects his or her success in school, 504 services can help.  Students who have been tested and have received a diagnosis of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Mixed Receptive Language Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, or ADHD, among others, can receive accommodations in class to help equal the playing field to other students who do not have a learning disability.  In addition, there are also accommodations that can be put into place for students with a medical disability or an emotional/mental health disability, as well.  Accommodations can help to minimize distractions, focus attention, reduce anxiety, and give the student more time to complete tests and quizzes. These accommodations can also be used during EOC testing.  Students with proper testing data and documentation can also apply for accommodations on college entrance exams and AP exams.  


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Accommodations on ACT or College Board Exams

If your child wishes to receive accommodations on ACT or College Board exams (PSAT/SAT/AP exams), make sure to fill out the consent forms and send them to me the semester before your child intends to take the exams.  

I apply for accommodations about once every two weeks for a number of students at a time because it is a lengthy process.  In addition, it may take College Board 7-9 weeks to conclude their review process and award accommodations.

Please check the websites for both ACT and College Board for due dates for accommodations requests for the test your child wants to take.

If your child is currently in 8th grade and wishes to have accommodations in 9th grade on their PSAT test, they need to have their 8th grade counselor apply for those accommodations in the spring.  The deadline for applying for accommodations for the October PSAT is the first week of school, and there is no way I could possibly complete the application process for all new 9th graders in a week's time in addition to all other daily responsibilities and duties as the Student Services Counselor.

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What do you do if your friend is suicidal?

At School:  Tell a teacher, counselor, or principal.

At Home:    You can always call 9-1-1 and ask them to do a Well Check.  They will send out an officer who has been specifically trained in mental health to assess your friend.  You might just save a life!!!!