Meet the Counseling Staff

Caty Dearing
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!

Jason Roberts
Last Names: A - Cot
Mr. Roberts began his career in education in 2001 as a high school science teacher in El Paso, TX. After moving back to the DFW area in 2006, Mr. Roberts remained in the high school as a chemistry teacher and began teaching at Tarrant County College as an Adjunct Professor in Chemistry.  He has three kids ages 24, 22 and 19 and one 2 year old granddaughter. Mr. Roberts received a Bachelors in Biology from UTA, Master's of Science in Chemistry/Physics from UTEP and a Master's of Education in School Counseling from Lamar.  Mr. Roberts loves to travel and explore new parts of the world with his wife, Amy, who is a nurse.  
LaMonica Mercy
Last Names Cou - G

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. 

 Melissa Tomlinson
 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.

Danita Peterman
Last Names: Martine - Q

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.   

Kristine Boehnke
 Last Names: R - S, MHS Lead Counselor
Ms. Boehnke is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in education since 2015. She started out as an Elementary teacher then was a Middle School Counselor before joining the Counseling team at MHS. Ms. Boehnke earned a B.S. in Psychology and a Master's in Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University. Since 2021 Ms. Boehnke has worked for MHS and is our campus Lead Counselor.
Caleb Rigsby
Last Names: T-Z, LEAP Counselor
Mr. Rigsby has been in education since 2012. He began as a Social Studies teacher in middle and high school before becoming a counselor in 2017 working with at-risk students. He has a B.A. and M.A. in History from The University of Texas Permian Basin and a M.A. of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University. Mr. Rigsby enjoys spending time with his family, and being back in East Texas.
Monica Wolf
 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. 
 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.