Guidance
Contact:
Dr. Weathers Phone Icon 770-651-3724 Email Icon Email

School Counselor Program!

                            

                    "Start Where You Are

                      Use What You Have

                       Do What You Can"   

                                       -Arthur Ashe      

 

Mission

The mission of the school counseling program is to provide HOPE to all students. H.O.P.E: Hope Opportunities and Possibilities for Everyone through the implementation of Academic, Career, and Social Development.

 

Vision

The vision is to help all students succeed in the areas Academic, Career, and Social Development.

 

                        Guidance and Counseling Program

Classroom Guidance

Classroom Guidance is offered to all students.  Topics included are developmental in nature such as decision-making and personal safety.  Classroom Guidance is delivered through large group instruction.

Group Guidance/Counseling

Group Guidance/Counseling is provided for students who might benefit from participating in a small group with others who have the same need or concern. Group Counseling addresses special concerns in a small group setting. 

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is provided at the request of school staff, parents, or students.  Students meet with the counselor individually to address a problem the student is having.  Difficulties with learning, behavior or home issues may be addressed.  School counseling is not therapy, and  is not intended to be long term or in- depth.  Students who need more in-depth services can receive a resource list from the school counselor. 

Consulting

The school counselor consults with school staff and parents on an as needed or as requested basis.  The school counselor provides information about additional resources to parents and school staff.

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Dr. Weathers, School Counselor

Education:

B.A. Degree - University of South Carolina

M.Ed. Degree- Georgia Southern University

M.Ed. Degree- Columbia College

Ed. D. Degree- Nova Southeastern University

 

Certification - School Counselor (K through 12th) 

Certification - Education Leadership (K through 12th)

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The Guidance Department provides many services to help students succeed throughout the year: 

 

Classroom Guidance

Individual Counseling

Small Group Counseling

Coordinator of Spirit Nights for the Guidance Program, Student Attendance Incentive Program, and Future Leaders Program.

Career Day

Community Service Projects (Food Drive)

Cultural Day

Future Leaders Program

Hearing and Vision Coordinator for grades 3rd and 5th

Help A Child Smile Dental Mobile Visit (2 visits per year)

Kaiser Educational Theatre Assembly

Match Mentor Program

Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect

Partners In Education Program School Coordinator

 Red Ribbon Week Program

Shop with a Cop (20 students go shopping at the local Walmart with the assistance of the Kiwanis of Douglas County and Douglas County Law Enforcement Officers. Each student spends $100.00 this special event takes place in the month of December)

Student Attendance Incentive Program Assembly (Monthly)

Coordinator of the Volunteer Celebration Breakfast

 

School Counselor attends/participates in

Behavior Committee 

Douglas County School District Crisis Team #1

Elementary School Counselor Meetings

Faculty Meetings

Science Committee

School Counselor Advisory Team

 

Professional Membership:

American School Counselor Association 

 

 

Monday through Friday (7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.) 

Office Number: 770-651-3724

Email: lelia.weathers@douglas.k12.ga.us.

 

 

 

"If you affect the life of a child - one child- you are having an impact on everyone that child will one day impact" (Ron Clark Academy)