Church Street Elementary School Counselors

Ms. Tonya Rankin

Phone Number: 678-607-5545

Virtual Office Hours 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Click Here Join Me

My name is Tonya Rankin and I am one of the Professional School Counselors at Church Street Elementary.  I am truly excited to be a part of the Church Street Wildcat family because EXCELLENCE IS OUR STANDARD AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO HIGH PERFORMANCE: where all of our students will reach 100% GROWTH! 

I am happy to announce I am in my 25th year as a School Counselor.  During the beginning of my tenure I served as a School Counselor in Bronx, New York.  Although, I am a native New Yorker “I have Southern roots”, and the South is where my heart lies.  I have worked with Clayton County Public Schools for 11 years (2002-2013), moved back to NY in 2013, decided to relocate back from New York and have returned to CCPS in 2016.

I am humbled to say I am the proud mother of two beautiful and intelligent children. My daughter is 31 years old and my son is 19 years old.  I am very family and friend oriented and believe in spending quality time with them while making precious memories.

My annual goal is to design and deliver a school counseling program that improves student outcomes which is aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.  This framework "outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school's academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance, and behavior. By doing so ALL students can expand their full academic, personal, social & emotional, and career potential through individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, field trips, etc.

I am looking forward to working closely with each and every one of you because “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance.

Mrs. Ferguson-Chenault

Phone Number: 470-243-0290

Virtual Office Hours 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Click Here Join Me

My name is Octavia Ferguson-Chenault and I am so blessed to join the Church Street Elementary family as one of the two school counselors this year.  While I am new to Church Street Elementary, I am not new to working with students in Clayton County. I’ve worked in Clayton County Public Schools in various capacities for over 11 years and during this time, my primary desire has always been to be an advocate for each and every student that I am fortunate enough to work with.

As a school counselor, I am not only passionate about providing academic, emotional, and social support for students in and outside of school but also passionate about building relationships with stakeholders, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff as our primary priority must be the future of our children.

 On a personal note, I am married and a mother of two children, a thirteen year old daughter and a ten year old son. Also, I earned my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Morris Brown College, a Master’s of Science degree in School Guidance and Counseling PK-12th grade from Nova Southeastern University, a teacher certification in Elementary/Special Education General Curriculum from Mercer University as well as a Gifted Endorsement through Clayton County Public Schools.

Through all of my professional endeavors, my most important thoughts that I live by are:

“Don’t do unto to others what you don’t want others to do unto you”

                                                                                                     - Confucius

“I am expected to give what I expect my own children to receive which is the very best therefore, I will give my very best”!

Please feel free to call me, or stop in so that we can meet face to face. I can be reached by using the contact information above.

I’m so blessed to be at Church Street Elementary School and I can’t wait to make new memories this year.