Guidance & Counseling

The Guidance & Counseling team offers services designed to increase student wellness, improve academic performance, and increase participation in postsecondary education.

Professional School Counselors are available at Navarro to provide a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program and services for all students in the areas of:

  • Guidance Curriculum: In an effort to help students develop competence in essential life skills
  • Responsive Services: Provide intervention for immediate personal/social/emotional concerns
  • Individual Planning: Provide guidance to help students plan, monitor, and manage their personal, educational and career goals, and facilitate transition activities for post-secondary education and/or training
  • System Support: Campus support staff, parents, and community; to promote the educational, career, personal, and social development of students, as well as the Developmental Guidance Program

We want you and your family to have a memorable experience at Navarro Early College High School. Therefore, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our counselors.

For more information on graduation requirements, special support services, social emotional learning, etc., please utilize the navigation tab on the left-hand side.

The Guidance & Counseling Team

Victoria CarreonThis is Mrs. Carreon's first year at Navarro. Prior to coming to Navarro Mrs. Carreon worked as an academic coach at Texas State University. In addition, Mrs. Carreon spent 4 years in the classroom teaching English and Social studies. She also has coaching experience and holds a degree in communications from Texas State University.

Mrs. Carreon is looking forward to helping the class of 2026 get to graduation!

Mrs. Carreon can be contacted via email at victoria.carreon@austinisd.org or via phone at (512) 414-2514 ext. 47458.

Angelikah OrdnerMs. Ordner is our newest counselor at Navarro. Her primary responsibility is supporting all students within the class of 2025. Angelikah is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she earned her bachelor of science in psychology and later her two masters degrees in school counseling and special education, respectively.

She began her career in education as a special education teacher in Gregory-Portland ISD, and later moved to Corpus Christi ISD, where she remained until 2013. Ms. Ordner first came to the Austin area as a special education teacher in Round Rock ISD, and was onboarded with Austin ISD in 2016. Angelikah has previously served as one of the middle school counselors and later, lead counselor at Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy.

Ms. Ordner is excited to impart her knowledge on her students and lead the class of 2025 towards graduation!

Ms. Ordner can be contacted via email at angelikah.ordner@austinisd.org or via phone at (512) 414-2514 ext. 54385.

Lisa RansonMs. Ranson is currently entering her 16th year in education and 2nd year as a secondary counselor. A native texan, Lisa earned her degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce and began her career in education in 2007 as a school bus driver and later substitute teacher. Her first teaching job was with Garland ISD, where she found the love of teaching English to non-native English speakers. Prior to her arrival at Navarro, Lisa served as an ARD facilitator and middle school counselor in Elgin ISD.

When she is not at work, Ms. Ranson enjoys spending time with her family, 4 dogs, and 3 fire belly toads. She can also be found gardening or making a project out of something during her free time. This year, Lisa is looking forward to helping all 320 seniors graduate on time!

Ms. Ranson can be contacted via email at lisa.ranson@austinisd.org or via phone at (512) 414-2514 ext. 72810.

Dena RehalMs. Rehal is a Texan at heart, having lived here for most of her life after moving from her birth country of Canada. As a graduate of the University of Houston, she started teaching in Houston ISD and spent 15 years in secondary instruction and leadership. Dena loves English literature and linguistics, so for most of her career she supported Newcomers and English language learners.

When she is not working, Ms. Rehal spends her time learning about things she didn't even know she knew, watching animal videos, reading non-fiction, enjoying delicious coffee and food, and spending time in contemplation and reflection. Dena has one daughter who is currently at St. Edwards University. They both love their two cats who bring them much love and entertainment.

Ms. Rehal can be contacted via email at dena.rehal@austinisd.org or via phone at (512) 414-2514 ext. 72094.

Cyntia RodriguezMrs. Rodriguez is the Lead Counselor at Navarro ECHS. Her primary responsibility is to support the NECHS Cohort Counselors with their student caseloads. Some of her other duties include serving as the GT Coordinator, CST Chair, Viking Gold Facilitator, and 8th Grade Transition Coordinator, while supporting the ECHS/PTECH students.

Cyntia began her career as a Special Education teacher in Killeen ISD in 1994. As a former military spouse, she has worked in South Florida, Northern Virginia, and Texas as a school counselor from elementary to high school. She has worked at Navarro ECHS since 2017 and was the 9th Grade Counselor before becoming Lead Counselor in 2022.

Mrs. Rodriguez can be contacted via email at cyntia.rodriguez@austinisd.org or via phone at (512) 414-2514 ext. 70946.

Alyssa VegaMrs. Vega-Ramirez currently serves as our College & Career Advisor. Alyssa plays an integral role at our school, by ensuring that all of our Vikings are college, career, military and life ready. Alyssa is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and began her career in education right here at Navarro. Before becoming our College & Career Advisor, she had been an English teacher for over 7 years.

Mrs. Vega-Ramirez can be contacted via email at alyssa.vega@austinisd.org or via phone at (512) 414-2514 ext. 71015.