School Counseling Staff

Ms. Amanda Staples

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*Head Counselor: 9-12th Grade, Last Names (N-R)

Hometown:  Roanoke, Alabama
Personal Quote: “Life…Lessons…Learned!”

School Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Star Student
  • Gear UP
  • IB Liaison
  • GA Futures/HOPE 
  • DUAL Enrollment Coordinator
  • Community Advisory Committee
  • GA Virtual Learning – $$ Fee Based
  • College Fair Representative
  • Activity Chair for 12th Grade Guidance & Parent Night
  • FLEX Online Academy- $$ Fee Based

Amanda_T_Staples@dekalbschoolsga.org


Mr. Marcus Stanley

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Counseling Administrative Assistant

Hometown:  Atlanta, GA
Personal Quote:  “Are you not entertained?”

Counseling Administrative Assistant Responsibilities: 

  • Transcript Requests
  • Locker Assignments
  • SAT/ACT Waiver Requests {11-12TH GRADE ONLY}
  • College Tours

Marcus_C_Stanley@dekalbschoolsga.org


Mrs. Angela Williams

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School Counselor, 9-12th Grades, Last Names (J-M) 

Hometown:  Detroit, Michigan
Personal Quote: “Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good!”                                        

School Counselor Responsibilities: 

  • Counseling Website Manager
  • College Fair Organizer
  • Facilitator for Counseling Student Requests {Google Docs}
  • Accommodations for SAT/ACT
  • Activity Chair for 10th Grade Guidance & Parent Night
  • Senior Sponsor Connection
  • College Tour P.S.A. Flyers
  • FLEX Online Academy- $$ Fee Based

Angela_Y_Williams@dekalbschoolsga.org


Dr. Shanesa Walker

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School Counselor, 9-12th Grades, Last Names (A-C

Hometown:  Bainbridge, Georgia
Personal Quote: “It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men!”

School Counselor Responsibilities: 

  • STEM Liaison
  • College Fair Organizer
  • Scholarships
  • Teacher/Counselor Academic Collaboration
  • Advisement Material Preparations
  • Activity Co-Chair for 12th Grade Guidance & Parent Night
  • FLEX Academy- $$ Fee Based

Shanesa_M_Walker@dekalbschoolsga.org


Ms. Deven Currie

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School Counselor, 9-12th Grades, Last Name (S-Z

Hometown:  Brownsville, Tennessee
Personal Quote: “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me!”

School Counselor Responsibilities:  

  • Governors Honor
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Academic Signing 
  • Georgia Merit
  • Activity Chair for 9th Grade Guidance & Parent Night
  • College Fair Organizer
  • Community Advisory Committee
  • FLEX Online Academy- $$ Fee Based

Deven_Currie@dekalbschoolsga.org


Mrs. Stephanie McDonald

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Registrar

Hometown:  Atlanta, GA
Personal Quote: “I Thank and Praise God!”

Registrar Responsibilities: 

  • Onsite Enrollment and Withdrawals
  • Registration of New Students (between the hours of 8:00AM-12:noon) 
  • Data Entry (new address, telephone numbers, email, emergency contact, etc.)
  • Review Grade Reports for Teachers
  • Process/Print Progress Reports and Report Cards
  • Record Requests
  • Input Approved Teacher Grade Corrections/EOC Test Scores

Stephanie_Mcdonald@dekalbschoolsga.org


Mrs. Nicole Bodiford

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School Counselor, 9-12th Grades, Last Names (D-I) 

Hometown:  Decatur, GA
Personal Quote: “No one can choose your mountain or tell you when to climb, it’s yours to choose at your own pace and time.”

School Counselor Responsibilities: 

  • ASVAB Coordinator
  • Activity Chair for 11th Grade Guidance & Parent Night
  • Military Liaison
  • Professional Development
  • SOS Guidance (Coping with Life)
  • NCAA Clearinghouse
  • College Fair Organizer
  • FLEX Online Academy- $$ Fee Based

Nicole_Bodiford@dekalbschoolsga.org


Mrs. Deyonda Edwards

Data Clerk

Hometown:  Morristown, TN
Personal Quote:  “Smile, push through and NEVER let them see you sweat!”

Data Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Education Verifications 
  • Contact person for returned mail
  • Graduation Cohort Report
  • Transcribe Transcripts

Deyonda_Edwards@dekalbschoolsga.org

 

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