• Welcome to Minor Elementary's School Counseling Page!

    Contact Information

    Lakisha Charles
    Grades: 2nd and 5th
    Phone: 678-245-3167
    Email Ms. Charles

    Elizabeth Crofton
    Grades: PreK, 1st, and 3rd
    Phone: 678-380-7250
    Email Ms. Crofton

    Jennifer De La Rosa
    Grade: 4th
    Phone: 770-381-4288
    Email Ms. De La Rosa

    Who are School Counselors?

    We are certified educators who improve student success for all Minor Elementary students by implementing a data-informed school counseling program. We play an important role in creating an equitable, inclusive school culture. We advocate for all students and collaborate with school staff, administration, and community/family members in the delivery of programs and activities to help students achieve academic success. 

    School Counselors Help ALL Students:

    • apply academic achievement strategies
    • manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
    • plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)

    School Counselor Qualifications:

    • Hold, at minimum, a master’s degree in school counseling
    • Meet Georgia certification standards
    • Fulfill continuing education requirements
    • Uphold ethical and professional standards

    School Counselors Provide:

    • individual student academic planning and goal setting
    • school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
    • short-term counseling to students
    • referrals for long-term support
    • collaboration with families/teachers/administrators/community for student success
    • advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings
    • data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges