• Welcome!

    I am so excited to have joined Ponder Junior High and this wonderful school district! I began my career in education as a 6th grade ELAR teacher before earning my M.Ed. and becoming a school counselor. The 21-22 school year marks my ninth year in education and my sixth year as a school counselor.

    As counselor at PJH, my goal is to support and guide our students and staff while also being a positive resource for our students' families and the community. 

    My husband, Barry, and I live in Drop with our son, Sloan. We are excited to be expecting a little girl in November as well!

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. I am looking forward to a wonderful year at PJH!


    Laura Neely



    BA - Sam Houston State University

    M.Ed. - Sul Ross State University