• Counseling Department

Phone: 770-806-3870

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts from University of Georgia Bachelor of Science from University of Georgia Masters of Education from Georgia State University

Ms. Santerri Baker- 9th Grade Academy M-Z

I was born and raised in Georgia. I have always had a love for children and wanting to help them learn. I am so eager to encourage all students to reach their full potential. I am very energetic, love to laugh and spread good energy everywhere I go, so to know me is to love me.
 
In my spare time I may watch the Georgia Bulldogs compete between the Hedges on a Saturday. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Reading books daily is necessary for me. I also enjoy baking and creating different recipes in my kitchen. 

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Mr. Caleb Brown - 11th & 12th grade Alpha S-Z + Film Academy

Phone: 770-806-3728

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Degrees and Certifications:

-Diploma in Hotel Management and Food and Beverage from Gwinnett Technical College -Bachelor of Science from University of Phoenix -Master of Science from Capella

Mrs. Delinda Coffey - 11th & 12th Grade C-G

Continuous learner, green thumb gardener, and sports fan are a few of many characteristics that best describe me, Married to my best friend and personal chef, John Coffey.

Personal motto: ” I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refused to be reduced by it” – Maya Angelou.

Phone: 770-717-2164

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Degrees and Certifications:

- B.A. from University of West Georgia - M.A.T from Piedmont College - M.Ed from University of West Georgia

Ms. LaChrislyn Goss - Construction Academy and 11th & 12th Grade A-B

My journey at Berkmar High School began in 2017, and I love serving my students and families to ensure the best High School experience possible. My passion centers around my commitment within the areas of academic advising, counseling, and teaching, as I have been within the educational system for more than 6 years. I enjoy reading books and going on trips to the beach. I also look forward to hanging out with Disney Characters during summer breaks. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. - Elementary Education, Troy University M.S. - Counseling & Psychology, Troy University Ed.S - School Counseling, Valdosta State University Ed.D - Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology, Liberty University Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Dr. Tawonda Hunter - 11th & 12th Alpha Gr - Mi

Hello Patriots! I am excited to continue serving the students and families of the Berkmar cluster. The past five years of my career were well spent at Hopkins Elementary. There, I was afforded the opportunity to work with the youngest members of our Patriots family. Over a span of 22 years, I have worked in various settings as an educator and counselor. As a counselor at Berkmar, I will strive to equip all students with the necessary tools to reach their short and long-term goals. In doing so, I encourage you to “Begin with the End in Mind” as we plan and move towards “Destination Graduation”! So, dream big, set goals, and always strive to make a difference. I look forward to working with you!   

“Dreams without goals are just dreams.” - Denzel Washington  

 

Phone: 770-806-8921

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Degrees and Certifications:

- B.A from Southeastern Louisiana University - M.Ed from Southeastern Louisiana University - Doctorate from Walden University - L5 Certification from University of Georgia

Dr. Byron Loyd - 9th Grade Academy A-L

Originally from south Louisiana, I love great Cajun Cooking! My passion is riding my Harley Davidson morotcycle, feeling the sun at my back and the wind in my face. My wife also loves to ride with me and we enjoy spending countless hours riding in the mountains. I love to read and travel.

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Degrees and Certifications:

-B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Winthrop University -M.Ed. in Professional Counseling, University of Georgia -Ed.S. in School Counseling, University of Georgia

Ms. Makeyla McCray - 11th & 12th Alpha Mo-R

Phone: 770-806-3729

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Degrees and Certifications:

-B.S. in Psychology/Sociology, SUNY -MAT from Marygrove College -M.Ed. in School Counseling, University of Dayton -Ed.S. in Curriculum Instruction and Management Administration, NOVA Southeastern University -Ed.D. in Human Services Administration, NOVA Southeastern University

Dr. Felecia West - 10th Grade Academy A-Z

Hailing to you from the Buckeye state, Motown and the Big Apple, I am now a proud Georgia Peach!  Education has always been a part of my family life and history as my lineage embraces many educators.  I have chosen to be a life-long learner, and accept new challenges.

I have been in the field of education for approximately 20 years…working in a high school jobs program,  and currently as a school counselor.  To join Gwinnett County Public Schools, particularly Berkmar High School, has been by far one of my best choices.

 

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Ms. Yasmeen Suarez - ESOL I & ESOL II + Special Education 10th & 11th

Phone: 770-806-2165

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Degrees and Certifications:

-B.A. History from Morris Brown College -M.Ed. School Counseling from University of Georgia -Ed.S. Curriculum & Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University

Mr. Antwawn Sheats - Academy Specialist

Antwawn Sheats is certified school counselor, but is serving in a new role this year as Academy Specialist for Gwinnett County School District. His primary goal is to support counselors at Berkmar with Post-Secondary planning options for students. Mr. Sheats’ College & Career Academy office is a one-stop shop for College & Career advising and programing. Mr. Sheats has over 15 years of experiences in multiple educational settings and has a passion for connecting students to their goals and aspirations. Please set-up an appointment today with Mr. Sheats to start planning for your future.  Click here to learn more about Mr. Sheats and how to make an appointment. 

Counseling Support Staff

Phone: 678-380-7254

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Records Clerk

Please contact Berkmar Records in regards to withdrawing a student

Phone: 770-806-8910

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Ms. Gisella Perez - Registrar

Please contact the Berkmar Registrar to make an appointment to register a new student.

 

Registering Parent/Guardian - New to GCPS

Registering Parent/Guardian - Not New to GCPS (Has Previously Enrolled or Currently Enrolled GCPS student)

 

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION

  • file folder Much of the registration process, including the uploading of documents needed for registration, will be completed online. Most document attachments (PDF, JPG, DOC, PNG, etc.) are compatible. The file size limit is 2 MB. Families should begin online registration, even if their child's health records are not up to date. They can complete their child's health screening and immunizations with the Health Department or their physician before school starts on August 3. The documents families will need for registration include:

    • An official document showing proof of birth date
    • Proof that you live in attendance zone
    • A valid Georgia certificate of immunization (GA Form #3231)
    • Evidence of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (GA Form #3300-Rev. 2013)
    • A photo ID for the adult registering the child
    • Proof of authorized person to enroll
    • Child’s social security number (Students will be enrolled, even if the number is not provided.)
    • Report cards or official school transcript (current K-12 student)
    • Withdrawal form previous school (current K-12 student)
    • Discipline records (students enrolling in grades 7-12)