• Meet the Counseling Team!

Phone: 770.338.4655

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. School Counseling; Albany State University B.S. Sport Management; Liberty University

Mr. Austin Wood

Counselor
Last names A-C

My name is Austin Wood, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with A-C. I’m also an assistant coach for our softball and boys basketball programs. I received my B.S. in Sport Management from Liberty University and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from Albany State University. I joined the Collins Hill Counseling Team in 2020, and I'm honored to be an Eagle. Before I became a school counselor, I worked at Main Event Entertainment as an Event Coordinator for 2 years. I’m passionate about bringing the best out of students, and helping guide them to a successful future. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, working out, participating in sporting activities, music, and travelling. Go Eagles!

Phone: 770.682.4125

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. School Counseling; University of North Florida B.A. Sociology; University of Virginia

Mrs. Kristine Novelly

Counselor
D-He

My name is Kristine Novelly, and I am excited to join Collins Hill High School as an Eagle! I am the counselor for students with last name D-He.  I am passionate about helping students navigate their high school years and plan for their lives beyond. I was raised in a US Navy family, and I attended the University of Virginia for my bachelor's degree - Go Hoos! I completed my Master's degree in School Counseling at the University of North Florida, and I served my first ten years in education in Florida. My favorite place to be is in the mountains or by the ocean. I enjoy traveling to National Parks, hiking, and camping with my family. Go Eagles! 

Phone: 678.376.8693

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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 Hi-Mi
NCAA Counseling Contact

My name is Sandi Brown, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with Hi-Mi. 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 spent 9 years at Collins Hill High School, 11 years at Rock Springs Elementary School, and have been back at The Hill since 2019! 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! 

Phone: 770.682.4107

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Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Jennifer Ludewig

Counselor
Last names Mo-R
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

My name is Jennifer Ludewig, and I am the counselor for students whose last names start with Mo-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've been a counselor with CHHS since 2017! 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 10 years, Matt, works at CHHS as well. Together, we have beautiful 7- and 10-year old girls. When not at gymnastics practices and competitions with my kids, I love traveling, spending time with family, leading a female high school small group at church, baking, cross-stitching, crocheting, and music/fine arts! Fun fact: I've had five years of classical vocal training, am in my sixth year of contemporary training, and am proudly involved as a vocalist at my church. 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!

Phone: 678.377.3937

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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 20 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 from 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! 

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
Department Chair

Please note: Mrs. Lech is out on leave and will be returning in late October. Please observe the alphabet breakdown above, as we have adjusted our case loads to ensure her students receive nothing but the best in her absence. We look forward to her return and will update our website when she reunites with our team! 

My name is Beata Lech and I am the counseling department chair. 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 a Department 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! 

Phone: 770.682.4108

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Mrs. Jessica Rodriguez

Registrar

 

Phone: 678.376.8694

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Mrs. Wanda Bailey

Records Clerk

Phone: 770.682.4106

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Mrs. Ingrid Pena

Counseling Office Clerk