Norman & Sims Elementary



Nakia Avery

Greetings everyone, I’m Nakia Avery, one of the school counselors for Norman and Sims. I am a mom of a blended family of eight. I have volunteered in the community with children with needs, taught sports, dance and good moral behavior since I was 14 years old. I entered education as a college instructor teaching at a maximum security facility. I have been in the public school system for six years working with both special needs and general education students. I have a Master’s degree in Special Education and enjoy working with children and adults. You can email me at

Monica Cottrill

Hi, my name is Monica Cottrill, I am one of your Norman Sims school counselors. I live with my husband, six kids, our dogs Snowy and Max, and Lina our pet turtle. I enjoy playing games, reading, photography, and volunteering with my family. In December of 2009 I fulfilled the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in English Language Arts and Reading from Texas A&M University—San Antonio. In April of 2016, I earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the Concordia University in Austin. I have been in the education field for eight years working as a teacher in San Antonio, Knippa, and Kyle. This will be my first year as a school counselor and I am truly excited to make this one of the best years of my new career! You can email me at


We know the whole child matters, so we have created an environment that guides the child to find his or her full potential. Our services will not only pay attention to the physical health, but also to habits, behaviors and emotions of the child. By doing we will be able to assist students with support that will make their educational time in elementary healthy, fun and memorable.



  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Self-referral forms (found in each hallway)
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral form (found in front office)