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  • "The professional school counselor is a certified/licensed educator trained in counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address all students' academic, personal/social, and career development needs.  Professional school counselors implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student achievement". 
    (American School Counselor Association)


  • Welcome to the GMS Counseling Department!School counseling is an indispensable part of the educational process and supports the academic, social/emotional, and career development of ALL students.   Our school counselors use a cohort approach, serving the same group of students from grades 6 - 8. 

    The Gayle Middle School Counseling Team is as follows: 

    Mrs. Tracy Dyson Williams, Director of School Counseling & 7th Grade Counselor

    Judy Basluke, Administrative Assistant/Registrar

    Mr. Adam Fulton, 8th Grade Counselor

    Mrs. Brigette Sears, 6th Grade Counselor  


  • Online Safety and Awareness

    Technology is a great resource to connect with others, stay up to date on information and new, and complete schoolwork. There are many benefits to technology; however, there are some dangers, as well, that we want students to avoid. Check out this Handout for Online Safety Resources and take the quiz at the end to test your knowledge!

    Technology Awareness and Online Safety Resources

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    Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement for all students by providing services to students, parents/guardians, school staff, and the community in the following areas:

    Classroom Lessons
    Small Group Sessions
    Individual Counseling
    Academic Support Services
    Social-Emotional Learning
    College/Career Exploration
    Crisis Management
    Transition Programs
    Referrals to Community Resources
    Parent Conferences
    Community Engagement
    Targeted Interventions for Students in Need
    Improve School Climate
    Positive Behavior Interventions
    Data Collection to Improve Program

    We welcome your phone calls and visits to the Counseling Center for assistance.  Please call  (540) 373-0383 or email your counselor to make an appointment.  It will be a pleasure to work with you during this exciting time for you and your child!

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