Counselors

 Reta Elder

Phone: 770-554-7097

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Reta Elder

Ms. Elder has been an educator for more than 20 years.  Prior to becoming a School Counselor, she was an English teacher for 12 years during which time she was recognized as a STAR teacher and was the recipient of the Educator of Distinction Award by the National Society of High School Scholars.  She has been a Workshop Facilitator for the Alabama College Association and for Lawson State College in the area of Adult Education. Ms. Elder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from The University of Alabama, a Master’s Degree in English Education from The University of West Georgia, and an Ed.S in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama.  Ms. Elder is the mother of three and resides in Gwinnett County. 

Mrs. Elder is available Monday through Friday.

 Simone Sheppard

Phone: 770-554-7095

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Simone Sheppard

Simone Sheppard serves as the part-time school counselor and program recruiter for Grayson Tech. Mrs. Sheppard obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University, a Masters of Education in Leadership from Cambridge College and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. She has enjoyed working in education for over 20 years as both a classroom teacher and school counselor on the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She is inspired to continue to impact student achievement by the quote, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” Mrs. Sheppard works in the schools and in the community to help students reach their greatest potential. She is a wife and mother of two incredible children (plus two dogs).