Becky Thweatt was named HPHS counselor for students whose last names begin with A-Con, effective Aug. 12.
Thweatt comes to HPISD from Plano ISD, where she has served as a counselor at Plano East Senior High School since 2010.
She began her career in education in 1998 as a special education teacher and a counselor at Plano ISD's Clark High School, and also served as a counselor at Berkner High School in Richardson ISD for two years.
While in Plano, Thweatt worked with individuals and groups of students to develop educational plans and career awareness. She assisted students with scholarships and worked with school personnel and community members to bring together resources for students. Thweatt also provided crisis counseling for students and parents.
"I am thrilled to have Becky join the HPHS counseling team," Lead Counselor Micah Lyles said. "After working together in Plano for several years, I know that she brings a passion for counseling and a sincere desire to help her students achieve success. I am confident that she will make a seamless transition to HPHS."
Her first priority will be to meet with each of her seniors in August, and then she will meet her other students as soon as possible.
"I'm honored and grateful to have the opportunity to work with HPISD's students," she said. "I am privileged to have such an amazing job - I'm able to be a part of young people's hopes and dreams, helping them achieve all they desire! I sincerely look forward to getting to know each one of my students."
Thweatt earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas Christian University in 1986, followed by a master's degree in counseling and student services from the University of North Texas in 1988. She received her school counselor certification in 2001, also from the University of North Texas.
Thweatt is the very proud aunt of 17 wonderful nieces and nephews ranging in age from 14-24 years old.
"Family is one of the most important things in my life," she said. "It has impacted me in an amazing way."
Story courtesy of HPISD