Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends, this year is off to a great start!



    We certainly hope that everyone's school year is going great! Our school's theme this year is "Power of Perception"! Perception is so important for it is the way people preceive things that determine their character and attitude. Oakland Elementary's Counseling Department provide the following services:

                        For Students                                              For Parents                                                Services Provided   

                         goal setting                           exploring ways to help your child succeed                      classroom presentations

              working well with others                 improving parent-child communications                             group counseling 

              adjusting to a new school                     referrals for community resources                         solution-focused counseling

         learning how to make decisions       understanding developmental changes of childhood                parent consultation

                managing your feelings         information to help understand your child's special needs                



    A note from Ms. Vanessa McGhee:

    I'm SUPER EXCITED to serve as a counselor here at Oakland Elementary. I have been in the field of education for the past 26 years. I was a classroom teacher for a total of 14 1/2 years. I taught grades 5-8 in the states of Louisiana and Georgia. I began serving as a school counselor in 2008. I primarily work with students in grades 3-5 here at Oakland.  Please feel free to stop by whenever you need. My door is ALWAYS open to you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


    A note from Mrs. Stacy Poythress:

    I'm so excited to serve as your counselor this school year with students in grades PK-2. I have been in education for the past 25 years. I have served in many capacities during these years. Please contact me if you have any  questions or concerns, and know that I'm enjoying working with your child this school year!


    If you have any questions regarding Oakland's Counseling Program, please feel free to call Ms. McGhee or Mrs. Poythress at (770) 954-1901 or send an email to vanessa.mcghee@henry.k12.ga.us or stacy.poythress@henry.k12.ga.us.  If we are not available when you call, please feel free to leave us a message and we WILL return your call.