Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Psychology M.Ed. in Counseling Certified School Counselor
Mrs. Jessica Franco, Counselor
Hello, Advantage Academy families and students! I am Mrs. Franco, the K-8th grade Counselor at the Advantage Academy Dallas campus. This is my first year at Advantage Academy. I have my degree in psychology from Baylor University and my Masters in counseling from the University of North Texas. I have been working in education for the last 10 years. I started as a case-manager for at-risk students and site coordinator for a non-profit dropout prevention program. I moved to teaching English for 4 years, and now I am a certified school counselor. I'm currently working on my professional license in counseling becoming an LPC-Associate this year.
I believe strongly in the ability of students to grow and achieve their goals and become who they were created to be in spite of any external circumstances. It takes time and consistent support and encouragement. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Advantage Academy team, and I'm really looking forward to supporting students and families in this counselor role this year!