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Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of DeKalb Counseling is to "support the development of student competencies in the academic, personal/social and career domains (learning to learn, learning to live, learning to work) ensuring that students achieve success and are prepared to be productive members of society." At Henderson, we will support students; helping them to acquire the knowledge, and planning to make wise decisions while at Henderson and as they enter high school.
Counseling Department
 
6th Grade - 
Robin Topa
                    (678) 874-2927
Registration
6th Grade Advisement
Counseling Groups 
Testing Support
Honors
Mentoring 
 
7th Grade - Bree Winkler
           
                    (678) 874-2929
                            
Registration
7th Grade Advisement
7th Grade Language Placement
SST Coordinator
504 Coordinator
Duke TIP
Testing Support
Small Support groups
Honors 
 
8th Grade - Leslie McMillan - Head Counselor
 
 

                    (678) 874-2928
Registration
8th Grade Advisement
PSAT/October/Register NOW!
STT (Fernbank-Scientific Tools and Techniques) More Information in April
No Place for Hate/Liaison
Mercer University Groups 
Career Day Chair
Testing Support
Small Support Groups
Honors
 
 
Counseling Support Staff

Dana Callender, Counseling Secretary   678-874-2932
Request for Records
Homework (Homework may be requested through counseling for an excused absence of a minimum of three days.  All other requests must be made through the team leader.)
Assist with Parent Portal Registration
General Counseling Information
Conferences for Parent Conference Night are scheduled through Counseling.  Day conferences are scheduled through team leaders.
 
Karon Swint, Registrar   678-874-2906
Registration
   1. Proof of Residence
   2. Immunization Records
Parent Portal Registration
 
                            Lead Teacher for Special Education   678-874-2945
Exceptional Education and Support Services
Provides services for students and their parents
 
Christina Custer, School Social Worker   678-676-1806
Function as a link between home, school, and community by bringing people together to promote the educational success of students.
Intervene when there is a social, family, or economic challenge, which impacts the learning process of students.
Strengthen students' learning opportunities, achievements, and socio-emotional functioning by providing the following services
Assisting families in identifying community services and resources
Providing casework services to students who have problems adjusting to school
Consulting with teachers, administrators, and parents regarding classroom behavior school policies, and procedures affecting student performance
Acting as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse
Responding to suicidal statements made by students
Participating in crisis intervention teams
Coordinating with the juvenile court to uphold the Georgia Compulsory School Attendance Law
 
Kara Vits, School Psychologist 
 
Individual Evaluations
Training programs
Available for parents and teachers
 
 
 
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