Welcome to my Counselor's Corner!

Phone: 770-471-0844


Degrees and Certifications:

*Bachelor of Science Degree in Mild Learning and Behavior Disorders, Alabama A&M University, Spring 1999 *Master's and Specialist in School Counseling, Florida State University, Spring 2002 *Educator Certifications in Special Education, School Counseling, Instructional Leadership, and School Leadership

Ms. Monica Coleman

I was born to be a C O U N S E L O R!  The Latin translation for the name "Monica" is counselor and advisor. I am an Atlanta native and I absolutely LOVE my city.  I graduated from Southwest Dekalb High School in 1995.  I am a 3rd generation graduate of Alabama A&M University.  After graduation, I was a Special Education Teacher before I went to graduate school at Florida State University, where I obtained both a Master's and Specialist Degree in School Counseling.

I have been a P R O U D School Counselor since 2002.  I have worked as a counselor with students in elementary school, middle school, high school and college, and graduate/professional school. My elementary school counseling experience began at DES in 2005! Ms. Hackney and I opened the school together.  I left in 2011 to take care of my family.  I returned to Henry County in 2016 and have finally made it back HOME to DES!  I am SO happy to be BACK and I am excited about the 2020-2021 school year!