Meet the Counseling Staff

Stephanie Martinez
Academic Associate Principal

 Leigh Fields
 Last Names A-Co

 Mrs. Fields has been in education for 14 years.  Before she was a counselor, she worked as a science teacher and coach with Midlothian ISD and Mansfield ISD. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Baylor University and her M.Ed. in school counseling from TAMU-Commerce. She is married to Billy, and has two daughters- Kinsley (6) and Peyton (3), and a dog named Sawyer.  In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and traveling with her family. 

Her favorite thing about being an educator is being influential in the lives of students. Mrs. Fields decided to become a counselor because she enjoys guiding students to make positive choices and plan their futures. 

Mrs. Fields is also the AP coordinator for MHS. 

Amy Neal 
Last Names Cr-Ha

Mrs. Neal has been in education for 12 years. Before she was a counselor she was a high school art teacher and coach at Timberview High School in Mansfield ISD. She earned a B.F.A at University of North Texas and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Lamar University. She is married to Tommy, has a 7 year old son, Dylan, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Mrs. Neal is also the SAT/ACT Coordinator for MHS.

 Melissa Tomlinson
 Last Names He - Ma

Mrs. Tomlinson has been in education for 15+ years, working as a business educator, before serving as the K-12 counselor for Mildred ISD, then joining the MHS team in 2010. She is a UTA & UNT graduate, has been married for 25+ years to Brian, and has three boys -Zach, Aaron, and Chris. Mrs. Tomlinson is also the Midlothian Collegiate Scholar Academy counselor at MHS.

 LaVerne Ferrell
 Last Names Mc - Ss

Mrs. Ferrell has been in education for 15 plus years. Prior to joining the Midlothian High School counseling team, she was the Special Education department lead at Timberview High School   in Mansfield. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and Amberton University. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Arthur, and they have two amazing adult children, Khari and Koya. Mrs. Ferrell feels that all students deserve the opportunity to reach their potential and feels very fortunate to be a part of helping students as they pursue their goals in high school and beyond. In her spare time, Mrs. Ferrell loves working in her church and teaching people how to become healthier using natural remedies. 

Ashley Bergeron
Last Names Sc - Z

Mrs. Bergeron has been in education for over 10 years. Mrs. Bergeron, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, loves Longhorn football and baseball. She is married to Jeff and they have a new baby girl. Mrs. Bergeron is the campus lead counselor.

 Becky Oliver 
 College and Career Liaison

Mrs. Oliver has been in education for 8 years, working in Special  Education at Frank Seale Middle School for 2 years prior to coming  to Midlothian High School. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia  and moved to Midlothian 7 years ago after living in Owasso, OK for 8 years. She lives here with her husband, Steve, and her children Will (Junior at OSU) and Sydney (Sophomore at Navarro) and Georgia (boxer/mix). Becky loves her church, the beach and laughing with friends!

 Renee McGowen
 Counseling Secretary and Registration

 Mrs. McGowen has been working at MHS since 2017. She began as a substitute teacher, then became a library aide and receptionist before finding her home as the counseling secretary. She is married to Chris and has 4 sons. If you've talked to Mrs. McGowen you know that she enjoys laughing and joking around but is always willing to be a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. She genuinely cares about the students and makes sure they know they can come see her at any time.