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Social Work & Counseling

Laura Stradling, Social Worker

My name is Laura Stradling and I am excited to be the Social Worker at Popham Elementary.  I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.  For the last 24 years I have worked with children and families in a variety of settings primarily in Bastrop and surrounding counties.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, road trips, and volunteering with Chief, who is a Divine Canine Therapy dog.

Laura Stradling
Social Worker, Popham Elementary

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Leeann Brown, Counselor

Ms. Leeann Brown, is starting her 19th year at Popham Elementary. Ms. Brown is originally from Derby, KS; where she went from kindergarten through 12th grade. After graduating she moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma where she attended Oklahoma State University. Ms. Brown received her bachelor’s degree in social science education. Ms. Brown taught social studies to seventh grade students, sponsored cheerleaders and coached tennis during her time in Augusta, KS.

Ms. Brown then decided her passion was counseling and Ms. Brown returned to Weatherford, OK to pursue her masters’ degree in school counseling. After graduating, Ms. Brown was a middle school counselor for three years where she also sponsored cheerleaders. After leaving McPherson, KS, Ms. Brown worked as an elementary school  counselor that did family therapy in the schools in Hutchinson, KS. Ms. Brown then decided it was time to make a move to Austin, Texas where she spent time working in retail and training dogs before coming to Popham in 2005. Outside of school, Ms. Brown spends time with her husband, daughter who is beginning her senior year, her son who will be a sophomore as well as her two dogs and two cats.

Leeann Brown
Counselor, Popham Elementary

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