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Guidance Counselor

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner! 

Dr. Graziano (or Dr. "G" for short) has been an educator for the past 27 years. She has worked in McDuffie County for the past 13 years at Norris Elementary. She attended Augusta State University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts. Mrs. Graziano spent the first six years of her teaching career in Jefferson County as an Art teacher. She continued her educational career at Georgia Southern University where she received both her Master's and Educational Specialist's degrees in School Counseling and her Doctoral degree in Educational Administration.
 
Guidance Services:The guidance counselor is available to students to help them develop their educational, social, career, and personal strengths and become responsible and productive citizens.

Interventions may be provided:

Classroom Guidance: Large group instruction in the classroom focusing on the general needs, interests, concerns and behaviors of all students.

Small Group Counseling: Two or more students working with a counselor, discussing a specific area of concern to develop positive relationships, solve problems, and work toward goals. Parental permission is required.

Individual Counseling: Interaction between a counselor and a student, personal and private, in which they work together on a personal or academic concern. Parents will be notified if the concern affects the safety of the student or others.

A student can make a self-referral for counseling by completing a student Referral Form or indicating to a teacher, administrator, or counselor a desire for individual counseling. A parent has the right to elect to sign a waiver form that his/her child not participate in guidance and counseling activities.