Campus Phone:

Counselor's Corner

Meet our Counselor

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Contact Information:

Marisa Bienek

(832) 223-6400

[email protected]

Hello Grizzlies! My name is Marisa Bienek, and I am honored to be the school counselor at Adriane Mathews Gray Elementary. I began my career as a classroom teacher in 2004, transitioning to the role of a school counselor in 2019, all within Lamar CISD. I am a lifelong resident of Fort Bend County, graduating from Needville High School, then going on to receive my bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) and my master’s degree from Lamar University. Outside of my career, I enjoy spending time with my husband Chris and our two children, Hunter and Hallie.

What does a School Counselor do?

My job is to make sure that all our students are academically, socially, and emotionally successful at our school. I collaborate with teachers, students, and parents to facilitate a positive school environment. I will present guidance lessons that cover a variety of topics related to character development and social/emotional learning. I also will work with students individually and in a small group setting based on specific needs. I look forward to getting to know each student and building positive relationships!

  • School Guidance Curriculum - designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons designed to achieve specific competencies in all grades PK-5 (personal/social, academic, career) and driven by the needs of the school population.
  • Individual Student Planning - assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
  • Responsive Services - meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
  • System Support - school-wide program planning and implementation as well as consulting with other professionals and/or coordination of various supports for students and families.


I am excited to implement our district character education program here at Gray Elementary. Character Counts 5.0 embraces the 6 pillars of character which will be focused on monthly during classroom lessons. For more information visit

Character Counts Pillars:

  1. Trustworthiness (September)
  2. Respect (October)
  3. Responsibility (November/December)
  4. Fairness (January/February)
  5. Caring (March)
  6. Citizenship (April/May)