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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!
WHAT DOES YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?
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:
Small Group Sessions
Academic Support Services
Referrals to Community Resources
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!