Phone: 469-948-7331


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Sports Masters of Science in School Counseling School Certifications: Fitness and Sports (K-12) Generalist (4th-8th) English as a Second Language (K-12) School Counselor (K-12)

Mrs. Jackie Peña

Hello and Bienvenidos!


My name is Jackie Peña, and I am blessed to be your school counselor!

I am excited to start my first year at Southridge! Previously I worked as a counselor in Charlotte,  N.C., but I moved to back to  Texas because of covid (plus I missed Texas). I was born and raised in Laredo, TX. I got my Bachelor's from Texas A & M International University.  After that, I worked as an ESL teacher for 17 years. Then I got my Master's in School Counseling in 2016. 

This will be my first year living in DFW area. I live with my two dogs, Layla and Peanut. I love spending time outdoors and reading. But my main passion is working with children. I look forward to getting to know and supporting them. I cannot wait to meet students.  

During this unique time, please know that I am available to talk with students and parents. 

Thank you for entrusting your child's education to us. It is my hope that all students will develop a sense of pride and belonging as they are members of our Rocket family.