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Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!!

Hi! I am Yolanda Bazan proud counselor at Thigpen-Zavala Elementary. I am dedicated to ensuring that your child has every opportunity to succeed in a safe, nurturing environment.


I serve the entire student body by presenting guidance lessons in the classrooms. Some of the lessons include: making right choices, anti-bullying, conflict management, problem-solving, friendship skills and kindness.


Understanding that every child is unique, I work collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure every child’s academic and behavior need is met.

I help students discover their future through career awareness lessons using CCSpark.  I am confident that I am leaving the community in good hands as these children will be our future! 
I also serve as the sponsor for a leadership team called Safety Patrol. The group of 5th grade students assist me in greeting everyone in the morning, helping younger children feel welcomed and cared for, and serving as volunteers for the staff at our school. 
My door at Thigpen- Zavala is always open! Please call our school or email me at yolanda.bazan@mcallenisd.net if you need to reach me.