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Mrs. Sommerfield
Donna Sommerfield, Hillside Counselor
Ms. Sommerfeld is beginning her 23rd year in education.  She is a Canyon native and a graduate of Canyon High School.  Upon graduating high school, she went to West Texas A&M University and got her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Her first teaching job after college was in Plainview, TX.  After teaching 3rd grade there for three years, she was excepted to graduate school at the University of Texas in Austin.  While getting her degree, she taught 3rd grade in Pflugerville, TX for three years.  Upon graduating with her masters in Educational Psychology, she taught one more year, and then got a job in Georgetown ISD as a school counselor.  After one year in GISD, she returned to her former campus in Pflugerville ISD where she served as the school counselor until the end of school in May 2019.  She now returns to the panhandle as the full-time counselor at Hillside.
In her free time, Ms. Sommerfeld likes to read, play with her dogs, knit, spend time with friends and family,  exercise, and watch Longhorn football (Hook ‘Em).
She couldn’t be happier to be a Hillside Cub and looks forward to a great year working with Hillside students, staff, and parents for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Students come to visit the counselor when…

  • You want to discuss your school progress.
  • You are having difficulty in class.
  • You feel all alone and shy.
  • You have good news to share.
  • You feel confused.
  • You are having personal problems.

Parents, you may want to contact the school counselor when your child…

  • Is upset about the divorce that is occurring with his parents.
  • Doesn’t want to go to school in the mornings.
  • Has recently experienced a death in the family.
  • Keeps telling you that he doesn’t have any friends.
  • Gets frustrated doing his homework.
  • Is frequently in trouble at school.
  • The school telephone number at Hillside is 677-2524.

Please feel free to call me at this number if I can help you with your child.

9600 Perry Ave • Amarillo, TX 79119 • Phone (806) 677-2520 • Fax (806) 677-2539

Canyon ISD does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or any other basis prohibited by law.

Guidance and Counseling

CISD believes that a comprehensive, developmental guidance and counseling program is vital to the achievement of excellence in education for all students.

Student success is the number one priority of all CISD counselors. The educational system of today’s society is under great demands to meet the ever increasing needs of all students. The guidance program plays an integral role in helping students to achieve maximum academic and personal successes through a total education program.

Developmental guidance and counseling programs include sequential activities organized and implemented by certified school counselors with the support of teachers, administrators, students, and parents.

Through these activities, students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade will develop:

  • An understanding of self which leads to the development of self-confidence
  • An acceptance of responsibility for self
  • A strong motivation to achieve
  • Decision-making, goal-setting, communication, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of various cultural groups, and the nature of relationships
  • A strong sense of personal values and social skills