Barrera, Alma

Hello My Name Is...

Alma Barrera

Welcome to Collier Elementary, home of the Mighty Eagles!

I am the school counselor for PK-5th Grade. Extremely proud to be a part of the Harlandale family for the last 20 years.  I began my career as a classroom teacher, followed by a Master Reading Teacher, and then a Literacy Coach.  Education has always been a big part of my life.  I received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from UTSA followed by a Master's in Education-Reading from Grand Canyon University and a second Master's from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in school counseling.  
Part of my responsibilites are to work closely with students in teaching character education, molding and shaping them in becoming lifelong citizens.  Parents are very important to Collier.  I am extremely grateful for working alongside our community. Hosting the Monthly 2nd Cup Of Coffee for parents has become a vital component to my role. As a member of the Administrative Team, my priority is to ensure student safety at all times.  

A little about me, I have two daughters who graduated from Harlandale High School. As a proud mother, both have graduated from Texas A&M Universities with Bachelor's Degrees.  I enjoy spending time with my dogs, reading, and decorating my house.  

Please feel free to contact me via email at or by phone at 989-2950.