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Counseling Center

DeKalb County School District Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of DeKalb Counseling is to "support the development of student competencies in the academic, personal/social and career domains (learning to learn, learning to live, learning to work) ensuring that students achieve success and are prepared to be productive members of society." 

Cedar Grove Middle Counseling Department Mission Statement 

The objectives of the Cedar Grove Middle School Counseling Program are to:

  • Guide scholars in making career planning decisions
  • Equip scholars with skills that will ensure their academic development
  • Contribute to their personal and social growth

The Counseling Center Department curriculum is delivered in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade through classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling sessions. 

We help empower scholars' growth in the following three domains:  social/ emotional, academic, and career development. 


Counseling Staff

Head Counselor:  Ms. Vivian Omari      678-874-4230

  • Student Advisement
  • Duke TIP Representative
  • Rising 9th Grade Advisor
  • 8th Grade Counselor 


Counselor:  Dr. Delawna Davis     678-874-4227

  • 7th Grade Counselor
  •  504 Chair


Counselor:  6th Grade Counselor   


Counseling Secretary:  Ms. Chintay Elliot   678-874-4232

  • Requests for Records
  • Homework Assistance Liaison ( Homework may be requested through Counseling Department for an excused absence of a minimum of three days,  All other requests must be made through the scholar's team leader.)
  • General Counseling Information
  • Parent Conference Scheduling  
  • Alleged Bullying Liaison 



  • Registration
  • Parent Portal Registration 

Registration Times 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Attendance Protocol Manager:  Ms. G. Jones  678-874-4241

Alternate Contact Number:  678-439-6295
  • Attendance  
  • Alleged Bullying Liaison 
  • Discipline 


Lead Teacher for Special Education:  Dr. Latanya DeBruhl  678-750-3255

  • Exceptional Education and Support Services
  • Provides services for students and their parents 


Social Worker:  Dr. Cynthia Turner  678-536-9326

[email protected]

School Psychologist:  Ms. Aziah Smith  404-721-4712

Speech Pathologist:  Ms. Sharon Robinson  678-874-4312

Chris 180 School Based Therapist:  Ms. Alexandra Gellin  

CGMS Counseling Center Services Programs

 Crisis Intervention

Individual Sessions 

 Parent Conferences

 Classroom Lessons

 Conflict Resolution

Career Day 


(Grade 8 Only)

 Scholars Honors and 

 PBIS Committee

 Duke T.I.P.

 Mentoring Program

 Rising 6th Grade Outreach

Professional Development 

 National Counseling Week Awareness




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