Counselor Contact Information
About Ms. Carter (6th Grade)
Ms. Charlene Carter
6th Grade Counselor
My name is Charlene Carter. I am the School Counselor at Radloff Middle School.
I am originally from Santa Cruz, VI and grew up in Boston, MA. I also attended public and private schools which I am proud to say paved the way for my professional success. I received my Educational Leadership degree from Charlotte University, VI. I have spent majority of my School Counseling career in Gwinnett County Schools. I’ve served as a school counselor at both the elementary and secondary school levels.
My role as a school counselor has truly been rewarding and I’m excited to be working with students, teachers, the administrative team, and parents who are vested in educational success. My belief is to always encourage all students to strive to achieve their goals.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need my assistance. Wishing everyone an amazing school year!
About Mr. Taylor (7th Grade)
Mr. Wayne Taylor
7th Grade Counselor
Hello, my name is Mr. Taylor and I serve as the 7th grade counselor (Soy un consejero bilingue). I am originally from Jamaica, in the West Indies. I emigrated to the United States of America when I was 15 years old to live in New York City. There, I attended high school and college. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling (now called school counseling). I relocated to Georgia and earned a leadership degree in Educational Leadership at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. As a lifelong learner, I am currently pursuing other means of reaching our students; whether taking technology courses, or other tools that can be useful in meeting our students’ needs. As a school counselor, I want my students to be successful, positive citizens. That is why I became a school counselor. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending quality time with my family. My ultimate goal is to support students and their families.
About Mrs. Opore (8th Grade)
Mrs. Ria Opore
8th Grade Lead Counselor, Ed.S
Welcome to another fantastic school year! I am excited to work with 8th grade students and their families. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany on a United States Army Base. I have lived in several different places. However, Atlanta, GA is my home. I enjoy spending time with my family (my husband, two daughters, and three boys). I love going to the beach, jet skiing, rollerblading, listening to music, and drinking hot tea! It is important in life to have a balance between work and fun activities as one cherishes their family and friends. This balance keeps one’s mind stable, healthy, relaxed, and happy.
With that said, this is my 18th year in education. I have served 12 years as a teacher and 6 years as a school counselor specialist. I received my under graduate degree from Clark Atlanta University in Elementary Education (Pre-K to 6th grade). I attended Argosy University to receive my Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling (Pre-K to 12th grade) and I went to the University of West Alabama to earn my Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in School Counseling.
The reason I became a school counselor is to help students do their BEST and be their BEST! Being a counselor allows me to have quality time to interact with students as I help them set academic goals, build and mend bridges with their teachers, monitor attendance, assist with peer relationships and development, support social/emotional needs, and give them time to explore different careers/jobs.
Students, understand that planning for their future starts TODAY! The choices and decisions you currently make as 8th graders has a domino effect on the rest of your life. Make sure you are learning to be responsible, organized, and accountable for your assignments. Parents, let us act as our students’ lighthouse to ensure they stay safe, make the right decisions, and take the right pathways towards a successful future.