The mission of the Counseling Office at St. Mark’s School of Texas is to provide assistance to students and their families with academic, behavioral, and emotional concerns. Counseling and Academic Support services include the following:

  • Counseling for students requesting assistance in Lower, Middle, and Upper School
  • Screening for emotional or behavioral concerns
  • Consultation with parents regarding their son’s academic, behavioral, or emotional difficulty
  • Intervention with students and families requesting assistance
  • Coordination of care within the school for students and parents working with a mental health provider outside of the school
  • Referrals to mental health providers in the community
  • Coordination of annual standardized testing (ERB-CTP-IV)
  • Consultation on school wide prevention initiatives:
  • Substance Abuse prevention
  • Bullying prevention
  • Hazing prevention

Academic Support
  • Screening for academic difficulty
  • Referrals for psychoeducational assessment
  • Coordination of psychoeducational assessment with testing professionals outside of the school
  • Review and evaluation of psychoeducational assessments to determine eligibility for classroom accommodations
  • Development of Individual Learning Plans for eligible students
  • Coordination with College Board and ACT to establish eligibility for accommodations for students with disabilities

Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet the Office

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  • Barbara Van Drie 

    Director of Counseling
    (214) 346-8186
    Northern Illinois University - B.S.
    University of North Texas - M.S.
  • Gabriela  Reed 

    Lower and Middle School Counselor
    (214) 346-8310
    Texas A&M University - B.S.
    UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas - Ph.D.
  • Julie Pechersky 

    Coordinator of Academic Support
    (214) 346-8290
    University of Texas at Austin - B.S.
    University of Houston - M.Ed.
    University of North Texas - Educational Diagnostician Certification
  • LeeAnn Sloane 

    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Counseling
    (214) 346-8187


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St. Mark's School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230


About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.