Updated: 05.07.2019

Rockport-Fulton Middle School Counselor and Texas OnCourse Leader Fellowship

Austin, Texas – Texas OnCourse, an initiative equipping all Texas students to succeed after
high school, announced the selection of 25 counselors, advisers, and teachers from across the
state to a two-year Leader Fellowship.

The Texas OnCourse Fellows, representing all 20 education regions throughout Texas, are
recognized as leaders in the college and career advising field. Leader Fellows will boost state
efforts toward college and career success by connecting educators, parents, and students to

RFMS Counselor Patricia Frost
college career, and military readiness resources, supporting professional growth and learning,
and improving state tools for college and career preparedness.

“The individuals selected as Leader Fellows are some of the most committed and passionate
counselors, advisers, and teachers in the state,” said Laura Brennan, Director of Texas
OnCourse. “They change the lives of their students every day. Now, as Texas OnCourse
Leader Fellows, they will help transform college and career planning in Texas.”

The 2019 TXOC Leader Fellows are:

Alanna Blomquist, Boerne ISD
Amber Moffitt, Grand Prairie ISD
Chelsea Bohannon, Frenship ISD
Crystal Castaneda, Harlingen ISD
Dyann Carney, Aldine ISD
Jason Byrd, Denton ISD
Jennifer Sullivan, Dimmitt ISD
Jenny Patrick, Bangs ISD
Kaitlyn Watson, Jarrell ISD
Kaley Stringfellow, Commerce ISD
Kendra Menchaca, Midland ISD
Leslie Graham, Archer City ISD
Megan Guidry, Granbury ISD
Melissa Veach, Calhoun ISD
Patricia Frost, Aransas County ISD
Patricia Villarreal, San Elizario ISD
Rachel Byers, Merkel ISD
Ren Yantis, Brownwood ISD
Sarah Simmons, Austin ISD
Sherce Hampton, Killeen ISD
Stacy LaBruyere, Montgomery ISD
Suzan Harrison, Marshall ISD
Tamatha Griffin, Silsbee ISD
Trisha Fiene Spain, Coppell ISD
William Collins, Humble ISD

The new Texas OnCourse Leader Fellows join an additional 20 Fellows who started their work
in 2018. This group of 45 of the top educators from across the state serve as virtual and inperson
resources for colleagues who advise students on postsecondary planning.

Leader Fellows support the work of Texas OnCourse, a University of Texas at Austin-led
initiative that equips all students for post-graduation success by simplifying the college and
career planning process. Texas OnCourse's free interactive resources enable students to make
informed postsecondary decisions and contribute to a better economic future for the state.
These resources are designed to help schools and districts meet the requirements of Texas HB
5, which revised state graduation requirements in 2013.

Since launching in 2015, Texas OnCourse has emerged as one of the state's top resources for
college and career planning. Texas OnCourse is developed in partnership with the Texas
Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Texas OnCourse resources are free to the public and can be found online at