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Brian Galaviz

Counselor

Mr. Galaviz born in Lubbock, but moved to Chicago for 15 years where he was a science teacher and school counselor during that time.

"I am excited to be back in Lubbock - happy to grow, share, and learn with Dunbar students, staff, parents and community!"

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MarQuisha Moody

Counselor

Mrs. Moody is a graduate of Texas Tech University were she received her SpED EC-12 teaching certification. Mrs. Moody has taught at Coronado High School for 8 years and 1 year at Estacado High School. Mrs. Moody then received her Masters in school counseling from Lubbock Christian University and began her counseling career at Dunbar Preparatory College Academy.

"I am very excited to be a part of a great team of leaders who strive daily for the success of all students."

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Theresa Stevens

Counselor

"I am delighted to be a part of the Panther community that is dedicated to preparing our students  to be college, career, and life ready."

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Rosebud

Therapy Dog in Training

Meet Rosebud. Rosebud is a therapy puppy in training. Her care-taker is Counselor Theresa Stevens. 

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, having a dog present in a classroom promotes a positive mood and provides significant anti-stress effects on the body.

The simple act of petting a dog has the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rate, the NIH study noted. Pet therapy also lowers stress hormones, like cortisol, and increases oxytocin. Being in contact with a therapy dog calms kids down when they’re upset and helps keep their anxiety at bay, the study said,  adding that reducing feelings of anxiety and/or depression enables students to better focus on learning.

The NIH study also stressed: “The presence of a dog in an educational setting seems to support concentration, attention, motivation, and relaxation, reflecting the reduction of high-stress levels which inhibit effective learning and performance.”