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Mrs. Natalie Rufus

Natalie Rufus

Hello! I am Natalie Rufus and love being a school counselor. 

My passion is to see that all students are provided with the support they need to be successful. Building relationships is so valuable, and I love that WISD places that as a top priority. 

Please check out the Online Counselor's Office posted below which includes resources for parents and students! It's a great tool to use at school and at home. 

I am excited for a great school year! 

Degrees and Certifications:

EC-6 Generalist
Secondary Spanish 7-12
MA in School Counseling from Amberton University


Mrs. Heather Smyder

Heather Smyder

Please know that I am here to help and support you and your child during their time at Burnett.  My focus is to make sure that our students develop a wide range of skills that not only help them academically, but will provide them with life-long ability to flourish emotionally, mentally, and in their relationships.  Feel free to reach out to me any time, and check back to this page as the year progresses to see what kinds of skills we are working on here at Burnett.

Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education in School Counseling
Certified School Counselor

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literary Studies
Certified to teach 6-12 grade