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Welcome to the MLK Counseling Department Webpage

Hours of Operation 8:00am-3:45pm Monday-Friday

Registration 8:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday

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 

 9th grade

Ms. G. Richardson Ext. 5429
Gwendolyn_d_Richardson@dekalbschoolsga.org

 10th grade

Ms. Thompson Ext. 5430
Rhonda_d_Thompson@dekalbschoolsga.org

 11th grade

Ms. Simpson Ext. 5427
Jordana_m_Simpson@dekalbschoolsga.org   

 12th grade

 A-G: Ms. Simpson Ext.5427
Jordana_m_Simpson@dekalbschoolsga.org
H-P: Ms. Thompson Ext.5430 Rhonda_d_Thompson@dekalbschoolsga.org
Q-Z: Ms. Richardson Ext. 5429
 Gwendolyn_d_Richardson@dekalbschoolsga.org

 Counseling Office Assistant

 Mrs. Samantha Truss Ext. 5432
Samantha_Lammy@dekalbschoolsga.org 
 

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