Who is My School Counselor?
Ms. Kellie Hinesley
- Grew up in Gwinnett County and attended Gwinnett County Schools.
- Has her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Family and Consumer Sciences.
- Taught Home Economics (Parenting, Foods & Nutrition, and Marriage & Family Classes) in Los Angeles for nine years.
- Earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State in Los Angeles.
- Completed her Specialist Degree from the University of Georgia and has over 23 years in education.
- Especially enjoys helping families with parenting issues.
Please call or e-mail if you have any questions for concerns.
How Will My Counselor Work With Me?
The counselor may work with me …
- in my classroom.
- in a small group.
- or by myself.
Why Does My School Have a Counselor?
The counselor is here to help students solve problems and feel good so that they can succeed in school. Counselors teach students …
- how to deal with feelings.
- how to get along with friends.
- how to solve problems.
- how to be good students.
- how to be safe.
- about jobs and careers.
When May I See My School Counselor?
You may see your school counselor:
- When your class has a guidance lesson.
- When I am in a small group with the counselor.
- When my teacher or parent asks us to meet together.
- When I write my counselor a note.
- When the counselor smiles and says “hello” in the hallway or lunchroom.
What Will My Counselor Do?
My school counselor will listen to me when …
- I feel sad, afraid, or angry.
- I have trouble with my school work.
- I have a problem in my family.
The counselor also works with teachers, principals, parents, and people in the community so that I can do my best in school.
Need Help? Looking for information or resources in Gwinnett County? You can call the Gwinnett Helpline at 770-995-3339 for information & referrals for family challenges, emergency shelter, health services, childcare, counseling, food, legal services and so much more.
Food Finder GA
This link will connect you with free food resources closest to your home, school, or current location. http://foodfinderga.org/
United Way 2-1-1
Just dial 2-1-1. It's confidential, free, and available 24-7. Speak with a trained referral specialist who can help you locate programs or services such as: job training, food, domestic violence shelters, family/marital counseling, substance abuse counseling, elderly/child care, volunteer opportunities.