Meet the Counseling Staff
TIFFANY GOMEZ -LEAD COUNSELOR -COUNSELOR Q-Z
My name is Tiffany Gomez and this is my fifth year as a counselor at Heritage High School and I absolutely love being a Jaguar. I received my BA in Psychology and Sociology from Dallas Baptist University in December of 2001 and my M. Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Texas in December of 2007.
A little background on my experience, I taught special education for Red Oak ISD in the resource classroom before becoming a school counselor in Duncanville ISD. I left education for a time when my children were small and I worked in private practice specializing in adolescents as well as using play therapy techniques for younger children. Additionally, I did behavior skills training as a QMHP for Covenant Kids, serving children placed in foster care and their families. While I loved what I did, education offered me the ability to get back on the same schedule as my own kids. I was fortunate enough to join the Heritage team and I am so glad that I did.
I am married to Billy Gomez and we have three amazing daughters, Jordan, Hayden, and Payton. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially watching my girls pursue their passions and activities. Cooking and baking are my two main hobbies. In addition to that I spend time being a dog mom to three four-legged rescue babies.
STACIE BAILEY- COUNSELOR H-P
My name is Stacie Bailey and this is my third year as a counselor at Heritage High School. I have been in education for 21 years. I was a teacher in Duncanville ISD and have been a school counselor in Mesquite and Desoto ISD. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in interdisciplinary Studies degree from Texas A&M Commerce and my Master’s of School Counseling degree from Dallas Baptist University.
I am married to Michael Bailey and we have three children. Brittany Bailey who graduated from Midlothian High School in 2015, Jasmine Bailey who graduated from Midlothian Heritage in 2019, and Brenden Bailey who is currently a senior at Midlothian Heritage. In my free time I enjoy watching sports and spending time with my family!!
BRANDI JUST- COUNSELOR A-G
My name is Brandi Just this is my second year at Heritage High School and my 16th year in education. I began my education career at Trinity Christian School at Cedar Hill for 4 years as a teacher and head girls basketball coach. In 2010, I started my career as a School Counselor at Life High School Waxahachie where I have been for 10 years. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Mid America Christian University and my Masters in Education in School Counseling at Southwestern Assembly of God University.
I am married to Jeff Just and we have three children. I enjoy watching my children play sports, traveling often and spending time with family.
AMANDA THOMAS- COLLEGE AND CAREER LIAISON
My name is Amanda Thomas and this is my fifth year as the College/Career Liaison at Heritage High School. Prior to joining the Heritage team I was a Litigation Paralegal for 13 years. I am married to my husband Craig and we have 3 children Zach, Mason and Kylie. In my free time I love watching Kylie play sports, cheering on the HOGS (woo pig) and traveling to as many places as I can.
LAURA MEZA-PEIMS Clerk/Registrar
CHRISTINA VILLALOBOS-COUNSELING SECRETARY