Counselor's Message

  • My name is Heather Trupia. I am a wife, mother of 3 daughters, and grandmother to 3 precious grandchildren. I have 3 dogs, with one of them being a certified therapy dog. I have been in education for over 20 years with 11 of them being here at CRES as a teacher. I am excited to be in my first year as a counselor with the students and families who already hold a special place in my heart. My animal partner, Ahsoka, will join me again this year. Ahsoka, my poodle, and I completed Texas State’s Animal Assisted Counseling Academy to become a certified therapy pair. This will be her 2nd year at CRES, and I love seeing our students’ excitement in having her at school. She provides comfort, support, and affection. Students and staff have felt her positive presence across our campus.

     As a school counselor, I want you to know that I believe that all students should be valued and respected. I will do my best to ensure that our school is welcoming and safe, with all students being treated with dignity. Their social-emotional well-being and growth, as well as their academic success, are my priorities on their journey here at Camino Real Elementary School and beyond.

     I am here to support students and families at CRES. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if there is anything I can do to help make your child’s school experience more rewarding and successful. I see and get to know all the students as I provide class guidance lessons, lunch groups, small group counseling, individual counseling, and support teachers to ensure students have a positive school experience.

    Please visit my website for information on our comprehensive school counseling program and community resources. If you’d like to visit with me, please fill out the Google form below, email me, or call me anytime.


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