C/o 2025 Counselor
Google classroom code: xyfdthm
Ms. Wanetta M. King is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She started her career in school counseling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Messmer High School and continued working as a counselor at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. She is now a proud counselor at South Atlanta High School.
Ms. King states with each location, I have been blessed to know I am helping future generations become leaders in our community. Every day, I know that my work has purpose and meaning. My professional qualifications include more than 23 years of combined solid hands-on experience as a Lead Counselor and School Counselor in high school settings and as an Academic Advisor in higher education. I have worked with a culturally diverse student population that includes special needs, gifted, and at-risk populations. To complement this skill set, I offer a broad-based background as a facilitator and am highly adept in program management.
Every child can learn, and we as educators must find that tool that helps them "get it." One of my favorite quotes is, "If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu," so I consistently reiterate to my students that they have to be the decision-makers for their futures; otherwise, others will decide their future for them. So, I encourage students to make bold moves, push fear aside, and go for it. I have an open-door policy, so I look forward to working with the students, the parents, the staff, and the city of Atlanta to help our young scholars reach the stars.