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Hours of Operation 7:45am-3:45pm Monday-Friday

Registration/Withdrawals 8:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday

For Daily News, Announcements, and Events from the Counseling Department, please visit Counselors Blog.

The goals of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School counseling department are to prepare students for the world of work, provide career guidance and post-secondary information, conduct individual and group counseling, facilitate classroom guidance sessions, and serve the needs of the students, parents, staff, and the community.

Your counselor can help you with the following:

  • Tips for Academic Success
  • Tips for Time Management
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Post Secondary Planning (college, career)
  • Tips for Conflict Resolution
  • Tips for Effective Communication
  • Help with Anger Management
  • Planning/Changing your school Schedule
  • Reviewing your Transcript/Academic Record

Please inform your teacher,counselor,or an administrator if you experience:• Anxiety

  • Bullying
  • Physical Abuse
  • Threats by Others

When can parents meet with their child's counselor? In order to serve you best, it is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment to meet with your child's counselor. Please contact your child's counselor to schedule an appointment.

When can students meet with their counselor? Students may meet with their counselor before school, after school, or during their lunch without an appointment. Students may make an appointment to meet with their counselor by signing the “appointment request log” available daily in the counseling office.

Student Assignment

Counselor

Location

9th Grade

Ms. Thompson

678-874-5430

Rhonda_d_Thompson@dekalbschoolsga.org

Counseling Suite (Ground Floor- near the front office)

10th Grade

Ms. Simpson

678-874-5427

Jordana_m_Simpson@dekalbschoolsga.org

Counseling Suite (Ground Floor- near the front office)

11th Grade

Ms. Smith - Head Counselor

678-874-5428

Kelia_N_Smith@dekalbschoolsga.org

Counseling Suite (Ground Floor- near the front office)

12th Grade

Ms. Richardson

678-874-5429

Gwendolyn_d_Richardson@dekalbschoolsga.org

Counseling Suite (Ground Floor- near the front office)

Counseling Office Assistant

Latarsha Croom

678-874-5426

Latarsha_L_Croom@dekalbschoolsga.org

Counseling Suite (Ground Floor- near the front office)

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