Mrs. Marla Sample



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Mrs. Marla Sample

Hello!  My name is Marla Sample.  I have been Edna Elementary's School Counselor for 9 exciting years.  I am a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Houston-Victoria.  I am married to David Sample (who is also a school counselor in Victoria); We have three awesome sons who are working on their own adventures:  Tyler is attending Texas State University; Zach is attending UT at San Antonio; and Landry is making his mark in the 7th Grade at EJHS! 


We have 2 playful Boston Bulldogs, Pudgy and Boscoe; and a sassy Chihuahua named Chica.  We love spending time at the Frio River every summer and hanging out with good friends!


I love working with children.  Monthly, I work with students during rotation times, called Guidance Class, to empower them to make choices that improve their situations, inspire themselves to move forward, and to reach for goals that create productive, mindful citizens of our community. Sometimes students have difficulty working through divorce, grief, anger, or just getting along with others.  In those cases, I set up times to meet as a group or individually to discuss positive ways to get through his/her situation.  These groups/individuals meet once a week, up to 8 weeks.  I will contact the guardian/parent by phone and/or send home a permission form for these meetings. 

I am excited for this 2017-2018 year!  Please feel free to contact me concerning any of the following areas:


Gifted and Talented Testing ( testing is Spring Semester only)

504 Meetings/Special Education Referrals

Spelling Bee

Red Ribbon Week

Dyslexia and Irlen Referrals


Welcome Back Edna Wranglers!!