I have served as a school counselor at Hopewell since the school opened in 2004 and prior to that worked as a counselor at Northwestern Middle School. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Samford University and a Masters in Student Personnel Administration and Counseling and Guidance at Indiana University. I also earned an Educational Leadership Certificate at Kennesaw State University. I am married and have two grown daughters who attended Fulton County schools and are successful in their careers and lives. This year I am excited to be working with the 6th grade students, parents and teachers.
“May you always do for others and let others do for you” Bob Dylan
6th Grade Counseling News & Events
Welcome to fall, now if we could just get some fall like weather! We really cannot complain about weather, especially when so many people have been so adversely affected by the recent storms and floods. September is #hopewellstrong which is a Kindness month with our awareness activities and ways to support each other locally, and raise funds to support a number of charities for causes that affect our Hopewell community. In October I will be meeting with our 6th graders in their math classes to share the S.O.S. Suicide awareness and prevention guidance sessions. This is a school based prevention program supported by Fulton County Schools. It focuses on the close connection between depression and suicide. The program shares the warning signs, and the importance to ACT: Acknowledge, Care, and to Tell a trusted adult. The sessions are scheduled for math classes on the following days: Ms. Abedin/Ms. Webster Tuesday October 11 Ms. Reagan Tuesday October 17 Ms. Earle Wednesday October 18 Ms. Hunter Thursday October 19
We have send an electronic blast to parent to describe the program and to provide an opt-out letter to be returned by Tuesday October 10 for those parents who may not wish their student to participate with the program. Additional copies can be downloaded here.