Welcome to Bear Branch Junior High School! I am Katie Simon, the 8th grade School Counselor for the 2018-19 school year. I earned my Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University . I furthered my education at Prairie View A&M University earning a Masters of Arts in Counseling and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration. I am a graduate of Magnolia ISD. I began working for the district in 2000 and I have been at Bear Branch Junior High since 2002. I enjoy working with all of the staff, students and parents. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Dennis and two children, Copelin and Bentley. I am looking forward to another great school year!