• 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. It's my first year as a counselor. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe College. I had the opportunity to work in the classroom for the New York City Department of Education as a teacher assistant for students with special needs. From this experience I decided to pursue a degree that would allow me to make a positive impact in the life of every child I will have the opportunity to work with. I graduated in May 2021 with a Master of Education in School Counseling from Merrimack College. While attending the graduate program, I completed my practicum hours at a public school in the state of Massachusetts. As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. It is important to me that I work closely as a team with parents/guardians, teachers, administration, and all school staff to ensure students are receiving the support they need to guide them during the school year.

    Email: Vanessa.Florentino-Solano@gcpsk12.org

    Phone: (770) 338-4721

    Dr. Cheryl Casimir - 7th Grade

    Dr. Casimir has served all grade levels from K-12. In addition to school counseling, she has been a college professor and classroom teacher. In working with children over the years, her practice has always focused on nurturing the whole child and meeting children where they are at the time. Dr. Casimir firmly believes that educators are most successful when consistently working in partnership with parents. This relationship helps students to be more successful in the classroom.

    Email: Cheryl.Casimir@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