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5701 Red Bird Center Dr. (Quest/Quest Middle School) | 6901 S. Westmoreland Dr (Genesis)
Dallas, TX 75237
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My name is Mrs. Mechelle Matthews. I am delighted to serve as the school counselor for the Quest Campus at A.W. Brown Leadership Academies.


Born and raised in Tyler, my family and I relocated to the Dallas area approximately ten years ago. I received my bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and my master’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. I earned my counseling certification through the University of Texas at Arlington. I have served at many levels within the educational spectrum from elementary to higher education.  This will be my 25th year in education and my eighth year with the A.W. Brown school district.



I believe in a holistic, solution-focused approach to counseling. My passion is equipping students to maximize their potential and present their best selves.  Preparing our scholars for life beyond the present is critical to their future success. As counselor, my goal is to promote the academic, personal and social success of all scholars. I believe that it "takes a village" to accomplish this and I will be working collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents and the community to positively impact our children's lives.


It’s going to be a great year and I look forward to working with our scholars and all members of our learning community!

Mrs. Mechelle Matthews




My name is Mrs. Kendrah Rougeau. My husband and our 13-year-old daughter have lived in Dallas for the past 14 years. I am happy to introduce myself as the counselor at A. W. Brown Leadership Academy's Genesis Campus (PreK-5).


I am a native of Memphis, Tennessee. I received a dual Bachelor's Degree in Education and History from LeMoyne-Owen College, a private historical black college/university (HBCU) in Memphis. I spent years of my teaching career in Tennessee, Ohio, and Texas. I have taught kindergarten, third, fourth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. I enjoyed the experience of teaching different levels; however, teaching History to twelfth graders was my absolute favorite.


I received my Master's of Education in School Counseling from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In Columbus, Ohio, I developed the counseling program for several charter schools. I was also given the privilege to teach and mentor an Upward Bound program at Columbus State Community College for incoming freshman.


I am enjoying my role in encouraging all scholars to strive for their personal best. I work with scholars individually, in-group settings, and in the classroom. I will visit K-5 classrooms to do a classroom guidance lesson. All guidance lessons will be focused on academic, career & personal/social development of all scholars.   I will be running several small groups throughout the year for helping selected students to discuss specific concerns (anger management, loss of a loved one, divorce, etc.). 


There are no typical days as a school counselor, and never a dull moment! I am thrilled to be working with the scholars, administrators, staff, and parents whom I so highly regard. Please do not hesitate to contact me to talk, to listen, and/or to assist. I wish everyone a great 2017-2018 school year!

Mrs. Kendrah Rougeau 


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