Phone: 972-293-4505 ext 8348


Degrees and Certifications:

Texas Woman’s University - Bachelors of Science (Early Childhood Education) Prairie View A & M – Master of Arts (Counseling) Prairie View A & M University – Master of Education (Education Administration) Certifications: EC-12 Counseling

Mrs. Cicely Shepard

Cicely Shepard

My name is Cicely Shepard and I am the counselor for 8th grade A-Z and 6th grade M-Z at Bessie Coleman Middle School. This is my sixth year here in Cedar Hill ISD and my 23nd year in Education. I have worked in Duncanville ISD, Dallas ISD and DeSoto ISD.

My love of education started at a young age wanting to follow in the footsteps of my mother who taught in Special Education for over 40 years. I chose a degree in Early Childhood Education because I wanted to make a positive difference in a child’s educational life early. Since I've worked in elementary schools for seventeen years, I desided that I am now ready to work with secondary students.   I love working with students and their parents to help both achieve educational goals for the student. Because of my need to help both the child and the parent, I was led to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling and in Education Administration from Prairie View A & M University. It is my goal to finish my PhD in Behavioral Health. (You are never too old to learn and reach you goals)

I hope all students experience success in and out of the classroom. In working with them individually, in guidance, and academically, it is my wish to inspire them to always make better decisions and take the road less traveled.