Erika Avila, Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Erika Avila, Counseling Administrative Assistant

    I am the Administrative Assistant to the J.P. Elder Counseling Dept. I joined FWISD in 2001 and the Yearling team in 2006. Besides assisting the Counselors, I am in charge of the student’s cumulative records. I was born in Jalisco, MX, and was raised here in Fort Worth, TX.  My best time is spent in the company of my loved ones.


Nathan Murray- 6th Grade Counselor
  • Mr. Nathan Murray, 6th Grade Counselor

    Nathan Murray is a native of the DFW area and studied school counseling at Texas Christian University. When he's not at school he loves to travel, shoot photos, and play with his dog Oscar.


Blanca Ibarra, 7th Grade Counselor
  • Ms. Blanca Ibarra, 7th Grade Counselor

    I completed my bachelors at the University of Notre Dame and my masters in school counseling at Texas Wesleyan University. I have been working with youth since 2006. I continue to work to serve my school’s families to the best of my ability and to prepare students for major life goals that involve education and leadership. My goal is to be an advocate and care for the safety and development of our students.

    Realicé mis estudios en la Universidad de Notre Dame y mi maestría en consejería escolar en la Universidad de Texas Wesleyan. He estado trabajando con jóvenes desde 2006. Continúo trabajando para servir a las familias de mi escuela lo mejor que puedo y preparar a los estudiantes para metas de vida que involucren educación y liderazgo. Mi meta es ser un apoyo para las familias y cuidar la seguridad y el desarrollo de nuestros estudiantes.


Joni Johnson-Scott, 8th Grade Counselor
  • Mrs. Joni Johnson-Scott, 8th Grade Counselor

    Mrs. Joni Johnson-Scott has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from The University of Texas. Mrs. Johnson-Scott taught 8th grade ELA at Riverside middle school for 9 years. She is in her 4th year as a Middle School Counselor. Mrs. Johnson-Scott enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. Please stop by the counseling center anytime!  She would love to meet you!