• Meet the Counseling Team!

     

Mrs. Katrina Restrepo

Phone: 770.338.4655

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. School Counseling; Capella University B.S. Elementary Education; Bowling Green State University

Mrs. Katrina Restrepo

Counselor
Last names A-Ch
Co-Department Chair

My name is Katrina Restrepo, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with A-Ch. My coworker, Beata Lech, and I share the department chair role, and we also lead a senior peer leadership class. I am a native of Ohio and a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Elementary Education. My Masters degree is in school counseling from Capella University. I have been at Collins Hill for 5 years and have been a counselor for 6 years. Prior to getting into school counseling, I taught elementary school for 10 years. Working with students and families is my favorite thing about counseling! I am married with three children. My oldest daughter is a freshman in high school and my twins are in 4th grade. In my free time, I love to read, do yoga, and cheer for the Ohio State Buckeyes!!! I love spending time with my family and friends at the beach. Go Eagles!

Mrs. Beata Lech

Phone: 770.682.4289

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. School Counseling; Georgia State University B.S. International Economics; Georgia State University

Mrs. Beata Lech

Counselor
Last names Ci-Gl
Co-Department Chair

My name is Beata Lech and I am a counselor for students whose last names start with Ci-Gl. My coworker, Katrina Restrepo, and I share the department chair role, and we also lead a senior peer leadership class.  I was born and raised in Poland and moved to the United State at the age of 16. I speak English, Polish, and conversational Spanish. I live in Decatur with my husband Jesse and our cat, Baba. I have been the Department Co-Chair since 2017. I've served on various county and CHHS committies: CHHS Advisement Committee (2014-15), CHHS Advisory Council, Committee (2013-present), GCPS High School Counseling Steering Committee (2018-2019), GCPS Peer Leadership Committee (2015-current). I enjoy continuing my education in the areas of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy, College Counseling, Peer Leadership, & Developing school-wide wellness practices for students and staff. I love travelling and learning about different cultures. My hobbies include running, yoga, reading books, film, hiking, and music. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.  It's great to be an Eagle! 

Mrs. Sandi Brown

Phone: 678.376.8693

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ed. S. Educational Leadership; Lincoln Memorial University M.Ed. Counseling Education; South Carolina State University B.S. Business Administration; South Carolina State University

Mrs. Sandi Brown

Counselor
Last names Gm-K
NCAA Counseling Contact

My name is Sandi Brown, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with Gm-K. I also work with our athletes on the counseling side of NCAA. I received a Bachelors in Business Administration from South Carolina State University, A Masters in Counseling Education from South Carolina State University, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. I've been in the counseling profession for over 25 years, with my first job being in Higher Education. I spend 9 years at Collins Hill High School, 11 years at Rock Springs Elementary School, and I am excited to be back at CHHS once again! I am married to Eric, and we have one son. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I love going to sporting events, plays, concerts, movies, traveling, and trying new restaurants. I love it at the Hill! 

Mr. Jonathan Giles

Phone: 770.682.4125

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Child and Family Development; University of Georgia M.Ed. Professional Counseling; University of Georgia

Mr. Jonathan Giles

Counselor
Last names L-N

My name is Jonathan Giles, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with L-N. I also work with our Governor's Honors Program. I happen to be a former graduate of Collins Hill High School. I am a proud Double Dawg, receiving my B.S. in Child and Family Development and a M.Ed. in Professional Counseling. I've been a counselor for nine years, and I've been with Collins Hill since 2017. It's great to be back in Eagle Country! 

Mrs. Jennifer Ludewig

Phone: 770.682.4107

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed Professional Counseling; University of West Georgia B.S. Psychology; Georgia State University

Mrs. Jennifer Ludewig

Counselor
Last names O-R
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

 My name is Jennifer Ludewig, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with O-R. I also work with our Dual Enrollment students. I received my B.S. in Psychology from Ga State and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from UWG. I'm in my third year of being a school counselor, and I've spent all three of those years at CHHS! Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked in the hospice industry for 5 years. I'm a proud Georgia native, and I love to cheer on the Braves, Falcons, and Georgia Tech! My husband of nine years, Matt, works at CHHS as well. Together, we have beautiful 5- and 8-year old girls. When not at gymnastics practices and competitions with my kids, I love traveling, spending time with family, baking, getting to sleep in, and music/fine arts! Fun fact: I've had five years of classical training, am in my 5th year of contemporary training, and am proudly involved as a vocalist in a couple of churches in Gwinnett. At the end of the day, I love working with high schoolers. While I'm heavily involved in college planning with Dual Enrollment, I also enjoy helping my students consider ALL post-secondary options. I am passionate about helping students acquire the tools they need to become successful contributors to society. Go Eagles!

Mr. Lee Jackson

Phone: 678.377.3937

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Public Administration; Georgia College M.Ed. School Counseling; University of Georgia M.Ed. Educational Leadership; Georgia College Ed. S. Teaching & Learning; Piedmont

Mr. Lee Jackson

Counselor
Last names S-Z

Hello! My name is Lee Jackson, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with S-Z. I have 19 years experience working in secondary and post-secondary education. I joined the Collins Hill Counseling Team in 2019, and I'm proud to be an Eagle. I'm passionate about helping students navigate life in high school and beyond. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, with a Bachelors in Public Administration from Georgia College, a Masters from The University of Georgia, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Georgia College, and a Specialist degree in Teaching & Learning form Piedmont. Among my core beliefs is to treat each encounter with students as an opportunity to build relationships. I enjoy spending time with my family, running, reading, traveling, history, and being outside with my boys. When I'm not at Collins Hill, I have a therapy practice in which I work with teenagers and adults as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Go Eagles! 

Mrs. Ingrid Pena

Phone: (770) 682-4108

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ingrid Pena

College and Career Specialist

Mrs. Jessica Rodriguez

Phone: 770.682.4106

Email:

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Mrs. Jessica Rodriguez

Counseling Office Clerk

 

Mrs. Wanda Bailey

Phone: (770) 682-4104

Email:

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Mrs. Wanda Bailey

Records Clerk