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
,In October I will be presenting the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program in the 6th grade science classes. The program will cover current statistics and facts related to suicide, possible causes and warning signs, and prevention and treatment available for those dealing with related issues. We will be sending home electronically a letter to further explain the program and the process for parents to share their preference should they wish their child to not participate with the program. Students who do not participate will be directed to the Media center during the time that their science class will be participating. Please return a completed copy of the opt-out letter by Tuesday, October 9th to Hopewell, only if you wish you child not to participate.
The sessions are scheduled for the following dates in October: Wednesday, October 10th Ms. Cohen’s Science classes Monday, October 15th Ms. Gilley’s Science classes Tuesday, October 16th Ms. Torkelson’s Science classes Wednesday, October 18th Ms. McKie’s Science classes