Mrs. Karen Cavanaugh

Phone: 512-943-5182


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's physical education 1-8 Bachelor's elementary ed. 1-8 Master's Education K-12

Mrs. Karen Cavanaugh

My name is Karen Cavanaugh, and I am the counselor for Ford Elementary.  I am happy to be here, and it is going to be my 8th year at Ford as counselor.  I was counselor at Frost for 10 years before coming to Ford.  I also spent 4 years in Plano ISD as an elementary counselor.  I graduated from Tarleton State University with my bachelors and masters degree in counseling.  In addition to being a counselor, I am also a wife and a mother of three wonderful GISD students.  My twin boys, Trey and Matt are Seniors at Georgetown High School, and my daughter, Lauren is a Sophomore.  My family keeps me busy with their extra curricular activities.  We love sports, and I am a Big Longhorn fan. 


Core Essentials is a part of the curriculum used in my guidance classes.

September- Trust

October- Courage

November- Honor

Decemberr- Joy

January- Knowdledge

February- Creativity

March- Forgiveness

April- Humility

May- Determination


Guidance also includes topics monthly that include:  good/touch bad touch (K-2), digital safety, anti- bullying lessons, manners, social emotional learning(anger strategies), conflict resolution, and so much more.


Individual and Group Counseling based on needs.


Last Modified on August 12, 2019