Dr. Jennifer Diaz, 6th Grade Counselor
Dr. Diaz has a B.S. in Psychology from Valdosta State University, a M.Ed. and an Ed.S. from Georgia State University in School Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Georgia. Dr. Diaz has been a school counselor in Gwinnett County Schools for 18 years and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. She and her husband live in the Lanier Community and have a college student and three children attending Lanier Schools!
Degrees and Certifications: Ph.D., LPC
Ms. Ivette Vera, 7th Grade Counselor
Ms. Vera has a B. A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Georgia State University. This is her third year working as a middle school counselor in Gwinnett County. For fun, she loves to try new restaurants and go to concerts with friends. Mrs. Avina and her husband welcomed their first baby this year and are experiencing the joys of parenthood with a little one. By the way, Ms. Aviña speaks Spanish!
Degrees and Certifications: M.Ed.
Ms. Michelle Hyman, eighth Grade Counselor
Ms. Hyman has a B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University, a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Georgia State University and an Ed.S. in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. She has been a school counselor in Gwinnett County for 20 years. Prior to entering the public school system, Ms. Hyman was employed with Cobb County DFACS Child Protective Services Investigations. She and her husband stay busy with two college freshman involved in baseball and gymnastics!
Degrees and Certifications: Ed.S.