Guidance
Contact:
Kelly Parkin Phone Icon 770-651-2559 Email Icon Email
  Michelle Giles Phone Icon 770-651-2521 Email Icon Email

Mason Creek Middle School Guidance Program

The school counselors at Mason Creek Middle School are: 

Kelly Parkin, Ed.S, MEd. - 6th & 7th grade(homerooms: Maples, Huston, H. Lane, Strickland)

Michelle Giles M.Ed. - 8th & 7th grade(homerooms: Clark, Morris, Pearson, M.Pruitt)

School counselors are trained to provide guidance and counseling services to help students develop academically, personally, and socially.

The middle school counselor. . .

  • Assists parents and teachers in helping children
  • Conducts classroom guidance activities
  • Provides individual and small group counseling
  • Coordinates school-wide guidance activities
  • Consults with outside agencies

A child may see the counselor for . . .

  • Study skills
  • Academic planning and career exploration
  • Issues with friends
  • New situations
  • Difficult decisions
  • Success & Accomplishments
  • Family Concerns
  • Happy occasions
  • Dealing with grief, loss, or illness
  • Any other area of concern

How can a student see the counselor? 

  • Teacher referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Parental referral
  • Self-Referral

The school counselor is NOT:

  • A Disciplinarian
  • An Administrator
  • A Social Worker
  • A Therapist

We believe in the worth and dignity of ALL students. We believe that positive change can occur through professional school counseling. It is our goal to provide a SAFE place for this change to take place and to facilitate to the best of our ability so that children can achieve to their potential. We are committed to actively serving young adolescents in a professional manner which fosters personal growth and academic success. 

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