• Mission

    The mission of Rock Spring Elementary Counseling Department is to Reach each Student every day to Exceed Standards by providing a personalized comprehensive data-driven counseling program, aligned with the ASCA model, designed to meet the academic, personal/social and college/career needs of all students so that they may become responsible and productive lifelong learners.  As counselors, we will serve as student advocates who support all students and help prepare them for college, career, and life readiness.  We will ensure that all students are taught 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking


    The Rock Spring Elementary School Counseling Department's vision is for all students to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal/social, and career success, and reach their fullest potential as respectful, responsible citizens.


    2019 - 2020

    We will be implementing various programs throughout the year, such as Drug and Alcohol Awareness “Red Ribbon Week”, Speak Up and Be Safe (Personal Body Safety), Career Curriculum, Adolescent Growth and Development (5th grade), The Mentor Program, and Career Day just to name a few. 

    If you or your child are interested in participating in any of the small groups we are offering this year, please let us know.  We will be covering topics such as: Self-Control, Friendship, and School Success. Please contact us at sophia.gutierrez@henry.k12.ga.us or tiffany.rice@henry.k12.ga.us. Phone: 770 957 6851


    A little About Me - Mrs. Gutierrez

    I live in McDonough with my husband and three amazing children.  My youngest two goes here to Rock Spring, and my oldest is a senior at Ola High school.

    I have my master’s degree in school counseling, and my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. 

    I am excited to be a part of the Rock Spring family as a professional school counselor. My door is always open to you. I look forward to meeting and working with the children, parents, and staff throughout the year. 


    More about the American School Counselor Association

    If you would like to more about the American School Counselor Association, these guidelines provide more information.

    It truly is an exciting time in school counseling as school counselors move toward research-based standards that line up with the Common Core standards that are woven throughout our curriculum.  While still focusing on the Academic Development, Career Development, and Personal/Social Development, the American School Counselor Association now incorporates standards that help individualize and personalize learning for EVERY student.  Below is a graphic which talks about the standards that are being implemented in the school counseling program.

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    source: www.schoolcounselor.org

Last Modified on January 13, 2020