Guidance & Counseling Team
Rachiel Guidry is the Director of Guidance and Counseling for Beaumont ISD. She is a product of BISD, a graduate of Central High School. She completed her Associate of Applied Science Degree from Lamar Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science from Lamar University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University. She holds certifications in the area of Principal, Counseling, and Reading.
Mrs. Guidry has built her career in education working with at-risk and at-reach students for over 23 years in areas of reading, sign language teacher, assistant principal, academic/crisis counseling, and testing coordinator on the secondary level.
Her motto is “making a positive impact on the lives of students, parents, colleagues and community partners; I believe in fostering a growth mindset in the counseling team, and demonstrating a passion for my career by modeling a great work ethic and resilience for the past 23 years”.
Rachiel is very proud of her personal and professional accomplishments but is honored to voice that her most treasured possessions aren’t found on a wall in her office. Her most significant role is that of a mother to her only amazing child Britteny Guidry and her grandson, David Guidry-Clay. They are truly what brings her a sense of completeness in life.
She is a member of the following organizations:
· Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Alpha Omega Omega Chapter
· Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society
· Texas Association For College Admissions (TACAC)
· American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
· American Counseling Association (ACA),
· Lone Star State School Counseling Association (LSSSCA)
· Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP)
Beaumont United Lead Counselor
Deborah Barideaux-Rowe Beaumont United High School
Born and raised in Port Arthur, Tx. in a family of 11. Graduated in the Top 10% of Abraham Lincoln High Schools senior class in 1978. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Lamar University, Fall 1990. Taught 4th & 5th grade for 10 years before pursuing a Master’s in Counseling in 1995. Ms. Barideaux continued her educational pursuits and earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2005. Ms. Barideaux has been a counselor at Pathways Learning Center, Clifton J. Ozen High School, and is currently the Lead Counselor at Beaumont United High School. Ms. Barideaux welcomes change and accepts the challenge of creating a new school’s culture and climate. I thank God that counseling is my passion!
West Brook Lead Counselor
Donna Joubert West Brook High School
Donna Joubert is the lead counselor/testing coordinator at West Brook High school. She is a member of the West Brook Leadership team and is someone who gives valuable assistance to students, helping them with their academic goals, their social and personal development, and their career development.
Ms. Jobert has worked in BISD since 2002. She started as a third-grade teacher at Dunbar Elementary School, then went on to earn her master’s degree from Prairie View A & M (PVAMU) in Counseling in 2010. She began her counseling career in 2013 at Martin in Elementary School
Middle School Lead Counselor
Misty Thomas, Vincent Middle School
She is a graduate of Washington-Marion Magnet High School, in Lake Charles, LA. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor’s of Science in Vocational Education with a minor in African & African American Studies.
She began her career in the industry as a Human Resource Associate. She followed her passion and began teaching in Louisiana before relocating to Beaumont, TX. She continued her education, earning a Master’s in Counseling from Lamar University and later completed the Principal Certification Program. Ms. Thomas has 9 years of teaching experience and 4 years as a counselor. She has taught and worked as a counselor at every educational level.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou
Elementary Lead Counselor
Jacqueline Martinson, Regina Howell Elementary
Ms. Martinson is in her 4th year as counselor at Regina-Howell with 7 years of teaching experience, and 7 years of early childhood education. She earned her Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters in Administration and Principal's Certification from Lamar University, and then her School Counselor's Certification. She believes we should never limit ourselves in education, therefore plans to attain her LPC license in the near future so she can work outside of the school setting as well.
During her time at Amelia Elementary, she found her love for counseling through working with students and the various experiences they brought into the classroom. Using various teaching approaches and innovative schemes, she has been able to make a difference in student's lives -- no matter student she encounters. Ms. Martinson genuinely cares about their everyday lives, their choices, and their futures. She continues to develop her passion daily and researches ways to promote the personal and social development of each student she encounters.
- Amelia Elementary
- Beaumont United High School
- Blanchette Elementary
- Caldwood Elementary
- Curtis Elementary
- Dishman Elementary
- Early College High School
- Fehl-Price Elementary
- Fletcher Elementary
- Guess Elementary
- Homer Elementary
- Jones-Clark Elementary
- King Middle School
- Lucas Pre-K
- Marshall Middle School
- Martin Elementary
- Odom Academy
- Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary
- Regina Howell Elementary
- Smith Middle School
- Taylor Career Center
- West Brook High School
- Quinettie Arceneaux
- Dr. Sharon Armstrong
- Deborah Barideaux-Rowe
- Tamara Bronson
- Carolyn Clack
- Traci Colbert
- Crystal Collins
- Valerie Daigre
- Shermette Doctor
- Tanisha Domeaux
- Olivia Douglas
- Jennifer Eaglin
- Jennifer Feather
- Diasheena Gabriel
- Jan Gates-Larkins
- Damara Gilder
- Mildred Harmon
- Kari Hillin
- Yokishia Hope
- Gina Hullum