• Counselors

    At Bethesda Elementary School, the counselors strive to meet the academic, social/emotional, and developing career needs of all students. The counselors will seek to provide opportunities that empower students to embrace their full potential, to remove barriers to success and to enable students to become successful, responsible, respectful, and contributing citizens. All students have equitable access to a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate counseling program.

 Ana Hoyos

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Ana Hoyos

Ms. Hoyos is beginning her fifth year at Bethesda Elementary, and has worked as a counselor in Gwinnett County for 12 years. Ms. Hoyos works with Kindergarten and 2nd Grade. She came to the United States from Colombia in 1996 and received both her undergraduate and Master's degrees in School Counseling from Georgia State University. When Ms. Hoyos is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her family. You can contact Ms. Hoyos at 770.381.4204 or Ana_Hoyos@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

 Charles Hale

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Charles Hale

Mr. Hale is beginning his first year at Bethesda Elementary and has worked as counselor for 13 years. Mr. Hale works with 1st and 4th Grades. He earned his undergraduate degree in geography from Radford University. When Mr. Hale is not at school, he enjoys going to jazz concerts, attending Hawks games, and traveling. You can contact Mr. Hale at 770.381.4212 or Charles_E_Hale@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

 Amanda Owen

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Amanda Owen

Ms. Owen is beginning her sixth year at Bethesda Elementary, and has worked as a counselor in Gwinnett County for 13 years. Ms. Owen works with 3rd and 5th Grades. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Agnes Scott College and her Master's and Specialist's degrees in School Counseling from Georgia State University. When Ms. Owen is not at school, she enjoys playing piano and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. You can contact Ms. Owen at 770.381.4211 or Amanda_Owen@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

Why Do Elementary Students Need Counselors?

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