The mission of the Legacy Christian Academy Counseling Department is to foster the spiritual, relational, and emotional wellbeing of each student while providing resources and support for our Legacy staff and families.
Legacy is dedicated to supporting our students and their families by providing compassionate, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate care and programming to address all students' spiritual, social, and emotional needs from Pre-K 3 through 12th grade.
Here at Legacy, we value social/emotional health and believe that it is integral in helping our students reach their full potential to become all God has created them to be. With a licensed counselor in each division, our Counseling Department helps students grow in their social/emotional development by providing proactive student education, individual counseling, and small group meetings. We also offer indirect services to bolster that support including consultation with parents, collaboration with teachers, and the provision of outside referrals and resources as needed. We welcome a partnership with parents and the community in order to encourage a team approach that will help ensure each child’s overall success!
Our counselors recognize that each student is unique and wonderfully made by God, designed for a purpose, and precious in His eyes. We believe in imago Dei and respect that all students are created in the image of God with a diversity of gifts and callings. Acting as student advocates, our goal is to be a safe haven for all students, a place where they can come and feel heard and supported, and loved, a place where they leave feeling more peaceful than when they arrived
Director of Counseling, Upper School Counselor
Jena Snyder currently serves as the Director of Counseling and Upper School Campus Counselor for grades 9-12. Her background includes a Master's degree in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, a BA from Baylor University, and over 20 years of experience in education. Having taught all grades from 6th-12th and college-level students, she is no stranger to the academic environment and the challenges it can sometimes present. As a Licensed School Counselor, Board Certified Christian Counselor, and an LPC associate, Jena is excited to partner with you and your children to help protect their mental health and overall well-being through their adolescent years. She believes that life is full and beautiful and sometimes messy! Her prayer is that the Lord will find her faithful through it all.
Dr. Lana Snear
Middle School Counselor
Dr. Lana Snear currently serves as the counselor for the middle school at Legacy Christian Academy, grades 5-8. Her background includes working in other public schools as a psychologist, diagnostician, and parent educator, as well as working in an inpatient facility, and outpatient facility, and having her own private practice. She has a wealth of experience with all age groups, as well as various mental health and learning difficulties. Above all, she is a servant of the Lord and uses His direction to guide students in their journey.
Early Learning Campus & Lower School Counselor
Kristin Gordon currently serves as the Early Learning Campus and Lower School counselor for LCA, serving grades Pre-K 3 – 4th grade. Her educational background includes a Master's in Education from UNT and her School Counselor certification. Kristin is currently pursuing her LPC and working towards certification as a Licensed Play Therapist. She taught for 10 years and supported her campus’ counseling department for 3 years before joining the LCA Counseling Team. She loves building strong relationships and helping students face each day with His Truth and confidence.