Meet the Counseling Staff
Associate Principal of Academics
Mrs. Dearing has been in education since 2008. Prior to becoming the Associate Principal of Academics, she served as both an assistant principal and an acceleration instruction specialist at MHS. Mrs. Dearing was also a secondary literacy consultant at Region 11 as well as a high school English teacher. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter hiking, spending time outdoors, listening to music, and watching the Dallas Mavericks!
Last Names: A - Cot
Ms. Mercy began her educational career in 1999 after graduating from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education for School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Ms. Mercy has worked at every educational level in K-12. This is her 17th year as a school counselor. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. It's with great excitement that she comes ready to work with the Midlothian High School students and community.
Last Names: H - Martin
Mrs. Tomlinson started her career in education working as a business teacher before serving as the K-12 counselor for Mildred ISD, then joining the MHS counseling team in 2010. She is a UTA & UNT graduate, is married to Brian and has three boys - Zach, Aaron, and Chris. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and watching Aggie football (gig'em!). Mrs. Tomlinson is also the dual credit coordinator for MHS.
Last Names: R - S, MHS Lead Counselor
Mrs. Peterman has been in education 27 years first as a middle school Reading/ELA then as a high school English teacher before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Education in School Counseling and a Master of Educational Administration also from Dallas Baptist University.
When she’s not serving the students, Mrs. Peterman looks forward to spending time with her family, particularly her five wonderful grandchildren. She also enjoys attending sporting events, particularly baseball and softball.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Peterman for assistance.
Last Names: T-Z, LEAP Counselor
College and Career Liaison
Mrs. Wolf started working for MISD in 2009 as the athletic secretary. She moved into attendance recovery and truancy in 2015, then made the move to college/career liaison in 2021! She has been married to her husband for over 25 years and has two boys, both graduates of MHS; Garrett, class of 2015 and Dalton, class of 2020.
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.