School Counseling

School Counseling
  •               Want to stay abreast of important information?

    Join the Ragsdale School Counseling Remind group for your student's specific grade level.

                           12th grade = Text @ragsdale12 to 81010

                           11th grade = Text @ragsdale11 to 81010

                           10th grade = Text @ragsdale10 to 81010

                             9th grade = Text @ragsdale09 to 81010     

    Click the following link to join the Ragsdale Student-Parent Email Distribution List

     

     

  • The purpose of the School Counseling Program is to facilitate the positive development of each student’s unique learning, emotional, social, and physical characteristics. Services are directed toward student growth in academic, personal/social and career development. School counselors work toward mitigating barriers for students as it relates to their academic success and decreasing the achievement gap.

    School counselors are charged with answering the question "How are students different as a result of school counseling programs, interventions, and service delivery?"  School counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program by adhering to the following North Carolina Professional School Counseling Standards.

    Standard 1: Demonstrate leadership, advocacy and collaboration.

    Standard 2: Promote A Respectful Environment for A Diverse Population of Students

    Standard 3: Understand and Facilitate the Implementation of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

    Standard 4: Promote Learning For All Students

    Standard 5: Actively Reflect on Their Practice

    Students are assigned to school counselors by their last name, please see the information in the right-hand column to find your child's counselor.

  • How a student may make an appointment with a counselor:   

    • Students may drop in any time before school, after school, during their lunch or in an emergency situation.  
    • If the situation is not an emergency or the counselor is unavailable, students should complete a School Counselor's Request Form (for their specific counselor). The school counselor will respond to student as soon as possible.  
    • Parents may call the Counseling Office to request an appointment at 336-454-7405 or email their student's school counselor (emails can be found on the School Counseling webpage).

    To stay abreast of important information: 

    • Please go to the Ragsdale School website
    • Click on Counseling Services at the bottom of page or Student Services at the top of page for important/helpful information.
    • Join the Ragsdale School Counseling Remind group for your student's specific grade level.

              12th grade = Text @ragsdale12 to 81010

              11th grade = Text @ragsdale11 to 81010

              10th grade = Text @ragsdale10 to 81010

               9th grade  = Text @ragsdale09 to 81010             

    Review of student records:

    • The Counseling Department adheres to all of the regulations concerning student records as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Parents may review records by appointment.
  • Student Services Staff

    Dr. Karen Meadows

    School Counselor, Last Names (A-C)

    meadowk@gcsnc.com

     

    Mrs. Suzanne Ladka 

    School Counselor, Last Names (D - H)

    ladkas@gcsnc.com

     

    Ms. Rebecca Wiles

    School Counselor, Last Names (I - M)

    wilesr@gcsnc.com

     

    Dr. Lonnie Smith

    School Counselor, Last Names (N - S)

    smithl19@gcsnc.com

     

    Mrs. Gina Reid

    School Counselor, Last Names (T - Z)

    reidg2@gcsnc.com

     

    Ms. Susan Dehart

    Career Development Coach

    deharts@gcsnc.com

     

    Mrs. Di Hicks

    Graduation Coach

    hicksd@gcsnc.com

     

    Mr. Cliff Jackson

    School Social Worker

    jacksoc@gcsnc.com

     

    Mrs. Melissa Quick

    Counseling Secretary

    quickm@gcsnc.com

     

    Mrs. Shelly Alker

    Counseling Front Desk Secretary

    alkera@gcsnc.com