Phone: (817) 814-4500


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Shadow

My name is Ingrid Shadow and I am very happy to work as a counselor at Manuel Jara Elementary. I was a School Counselor at M.G. Ellis primary for 5 years and I taught at Alice D. Contreras Elementary for 12 years. Prior to becoming a teacher and school Counselor, I worked as a Social Worker and directed a holistic program at Manuel Jara.

I look forward to helping the students reach their academic, social, and emotional growth. I believe in the power of relationships and fostering a nurturing environment in which all students are able to grow in and learn.  I graduated with a B.S. and a Masters’ in Social Work from Rutgers University and a M.A. in School Counseling from Amberton University. I am someone who loves to learn. I believe that learning should never stop! I live in Fort Worth with my husband and two adolescent daughters. 

My Favorites:

Travel: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Listen to  audio books (Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author)

Candy:  Dark Chocolate

Exercise: Power walking

Food:  Plant-based meals/vegetarian

Past time: Watch movies with my family

  • Every staff member on this campus strives to create an environment that is welcoming, caring, supportive and academically challenging.  The counseling program at Manuel Jara Elementary works to support your child's success - academically, socially and emotionally. Some of the things the counselor does include: (1) teaching guidance lessons in the classroom, (2) meeting  with children individually and (3) meeting with children in small groups.  Through each of these formats we try to help students understand and manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, behave responsibly and reach their fullest potential.  The counselor is always available to meet with parents to assist in any way she can to assure your child is successful at school.


    Please click below to learn more about the school Counselor. Por favor vaya al enlace debajo para conocer a la Consejera Escolar.