Counselor Anita Baker
  • Meet Our Counselor

    Centerville Elementary School has one full-time professional counselor, who is available to provide support to all students, parents and staff.  I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. I also received an Education Specialist Degree in School Counseling from the University of Georgia. I have worked as a School Counselor for Gwinnett County Public Schools for the past twenty- five years.  I love to travel, play tennis and spend time with my family.

  • What is the role of your school counselor?

    • Provide short-term individual counseling to students to assist in goal setting based on academic, attendance, behavior, and social/emotional data.
    • Provide support and assistance to students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations.
    • Conduct classroom core curriculum lessons.
    • Provide targeted small group counseling when behavioral, social or emotional issues interfere with academic progress.
    • Collaborate with parents, teachers, and administration.
    • Participate in Student Support Team Meetings.
    • Support attendance goals and initiatives.
    • Connect parents to outside resources when help is needed.

    Parents, teachers, and students can initiate referrals to the counselor.

  • Classroom Core Curriculum lessons:

    Through books, activities and discussion, students identify personal strengths to positively impact school performance. All students in Grades K-5 participate in Classroom Core Curriculum lessons with the counselor.

    Core Curriculum lessons for Grades K-5 at Centerville Elementary are modeled in accordance with American School Counselor Association National Counseling Standards for students in each grade level.
  • During digital learning, Gwinnett County School Counselors will continue supporting students' academic success, career development, and social-emotional growth, utilizing Zoom and Google Meet for individual meetings, conferences, presentations, groups, and classroom lessons/activities.

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  • ASCA National Counseling Standards

  • Students Academic Development:

    Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
    Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
    Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.
  • Career Development:

    Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
    Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
    Standard C: Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.
  • Personal/Social:

    Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
    Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
    Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills.