Hey there Mabank Intermediate Family! I'm Oliva Tarkington, counselor here at Mabank Intermediate School. I go by Ms. Oliva. I've been a counselor since 2004. I love, Love, LOVE my job working with students, school faculty & staff, families, and the community. Please reach out if you need anything.

I received my bachelor's degree in business & management from University of Maryland University College while serving in the U.S Army in Germany. After separating from the Army, I participated in the Region 10 Alternative Certification program for my teacher's certification while teaching Bilingual 3rd grade. A couple years later, I graduated from Texas A& M University - Commerce with my master's degree in counseling. 

I look forward to getting to know and working with y'all!

Email: oetarkington@mabankisd.net                    

Voice/text: 903-492-9920

Fun Facts:                                                                             

I love to travel and go exploring as often as I can.               

I train and teach Muay Thai, Thai Kickboxing.                       

I watch all the superhero movies, Marvel and DC.              

I love reading all kinds of books.                                           

I enjoy riding my sweet horse, Cinnamon.                             

I have the sweetest, cutest, granddaughter!

Hi there, my name is Kelsey Brown and I am the split counselor for Mabank Intermediate and Junior High School as well as a licensed professional counselor - associate. This is my 4th year with Mabank ISD and 2nd year as the split counselor. I taught as a special education teacher for the first four years of my career before I became a counselor. I went to The University of Texas at Tyler where I received a Bachelors in Applied Arts and Sciences, and received my teaching certification through The Texas Teachers Alternative certification program. Shortly after I completed my bachelors, I noticed I was being called in a different way. I pursued counseling at Texas A&M - Commerce and received a Masters in Counseling that allowed me to duel major in school counseling and Licensed Professional Counseling. I love and enjoy learning new things and staying on my toes! I am committed to maintaining an amazing comprehensive counseling program! 
I love watching and helping my son hit milestones
I love decorating and event planning
I love traveling and cruising/exploring the world
I love binge watching a good show
Color: seafoam green or lavender
Drink: Canada Dry or DP 
Food: Seafood/Italian
Past Time: Watching a good show
Animal: Flamingo or ocean creature
Fun Facts:
I have one child named Krew, I am married, and I am a secret artist! 


Email: kmbrown@mabankisd.net