• Simpson Counseling Department

  • Meet Your Counselor 

    Sheri Terry I am a native of Gwinnett County and graduated from Duluth High School. I received a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia and a Master's and Specialist's degree from Florida State University. I am excited to embark on my 16th year at Simpson Elementary. I have two boys in 6th and 7th grade that are products of our wonderful school!   

  • Contacting Your Counselor

    The counselor works with students individually, in small groups and in whole class lessons/meetings. Counselors also support teachers and parents in supporting their student/child. Students can meet with a counselor due to self-referral, staff referral or parent referral. 

    I am here if you need me! You can reach me on my direct line at (770) 326-8074 or via email at sheri.terry@gcpsk12.org   

    You can also click on the links below and your referral will be sent to me: 

    Parent Referral https://forms.gle/YBseHUmnfqzQUY9QA  

    Teacher Referral https://forms.gle/nfr7DAEnXGXcJqJt9  

    Student Referral https://forms.gle/RX4Lf6dEcKEW7cGBA

  • Care Team

    Care Team is an organization designed to help meet the needs of Simpson families in emergency situations. The team assists with food, school supplies, clothes, and other emergency needs. If you, your community and/or business would like to contribute to the special needs of our children, feel free to make a donation or contact Sheri Terry. 

    If you are in need of support from our Care Team, please contact Sheri Terry or complete the following form: https://forms.gle/Jo65mRG4CFax79Ug6  


  • Core Curriculum

    All students in K-5receive core counseling lessons on personal safety (Think First & Stay Safe) and careers (Career Clusters). 

    Think First & Stay Safe 

    The Think First & Stay Safe™ program is a research-based program that teaches specific personal safety education by way of interactive classroom lessons, classroom posters, role playing and corresponding activities.  Think First & Stay Safe™ enables students to take an active and necessary role in protecting themselves from abuse and exploitation. You can learn more about the detailed lesson plans and research behind this program at www.childluresprevention.com. Please be aware that more information is provided on the website than is actually used in Gwinnett County. Parents have the opportunity to preview the materials used in the Child Lures lessons during the Early Release Days in October. Your child will bring home a letter after they receive the lesson that lets you know when the lesson was taught. The letter will also give you some more information and talking points. 

    Career Clusters 

     In 1st through 5th grade, students are exposed to the 17 career clusters. Career Clusters represent a grouping of occupations according to common knowledge and skills for the purpose of organizing educational programs and curricula, and providing career and academic development for all students. 1st Grade: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics and Law, Public Safety & Security 

    2nd Grade: Arts, A/V Technology & Communication, Health Science and Education & Training 

    3rd Grade: Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services and Energy 

    4th Grade: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), Manufacturing, Business Management & Administration and Architecture & Construction 

    5th Grade: Finance, Information Technology, Marketing and Government & Public Administration