• Meet Our Counselors

  • Vanessa Florentino-Solano - 6th Grade

    My name is Vanessa Florentino-Solano, and I am the 6th-grade School Counselor at Creekland Middle School. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe College. I worked in the classroom for the New York City Department of Education with students with special needs. From this experience, I decided to pursue a degree that would allow me to positively impact the lives of every child I will have the opportunity to work with. I graduated with a Master of Education in School Counseling from Merrimack College in Massachusetts. As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote all students' academic, career, and social/emotional development. It is important to me to work closely with parents/guardians, teachers, administration, and all school staff to ensure students receive the support they need to guide them during their middle school journey.

    Email: Vanessa.Florentino-Solano@gcpsk12.org

    Phone: (770) 338-4721

    Anika Griffin - 7th Grade

    Hello, my name is Anika Griffin, and I am the 7th grade Academy Counselor. My career in education spans over 20 years. I have served in the role of educator and now as a professional school counselor. I received a Masters of Education in School Counseling in 2021 from the University of West Alabama and I obtained a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan University in 2006. As a school counselor, I am here to support students in their academic, social-emotional, and career development. I believe in creating a safe and inclusive environment where students can explore their interests, passions, and goals. Additionally, I work closely with parents, teachers, and other professionals to ensure that students receive the necessary support and resources to succeed. I am dedicated to helping students overcome any obstacles they may face by providing accessible resources, guidance, and support.  

    Email: Anika.Griffin@gcpsk12.org

    Phone: (770) 338-4713

    Devon Grant - 8th Grade

    Mr. Grant graduated from the University of Georgia with his M.Ed. in Professional Counseling. He has mainly worked with assisting high-risk populations in furthering their educational career, previously working at the high school and college grade levels. Mr. Grant spent the latter half of his counseling career working as a therapist at all levels of treatment regarding mental health and substance abuse before transitioning back to the school counseling field. He strongly believes in the ability of students to surpass their current limits and wants to be a pillar of support not only for the students but for the parents, teachers, and the community as well. 

    Email: Devon.Grant@gcpsk12.org

    Phone: (770) 338-4735