DHS Counseling Department

Booking an Appointment with your counselor:

Booking appointments with your counselor is easier than ever before with YouCanBookMe!

This software lets you see where your and your counselor’s calendars sync to be able to book an appointment at a time convenient to you both!

Dr. Jones - https://drkimberlyrjones.youcanbook.me/

Dr. Jackson - https://drkenjackson.youcanbook.me

Dr. Morgan - https://drtmorgan1-6.youcanbook.me

Mrs. WiIlls - https://kwills.youcanbook.me

Comprehensive Counseling Program

Decatur High School has a comprehensive counseling program designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of 14 to 20 year olds. All students have equitable access to the counseling program. DHS counselors seek to remove barriers to learning and provide opportunities and supports, which will empower students to reach higher towards their full potential so that they can achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. School Counselors deliver prevention, intervention, and responsive services that support the academic, career, personal, interpersonal, and healthy development of all students.

Department Members:

Department Head: Dr. Kimberly Jones (Room: 2539) email

Full Time Counselors: Dr. Ken Jackson (Room 3531) email

Dr. Tequila Morgan (Room 3517) email

Mrs. Kiana Wills (Room 2538) email

Student Success Counselor: Ms. Erica Craig (Student Success Center) email

Career Academy & Student Center Administrative Assistant: Ms. Tiffany Jones (DCA Office) email

Graduation Coach: Bill Roberts (Room 1523) email

Student Engagement Specialist: Jennifer Young (Room 3118) email

Counseling Administrative Assistant: Ms. Mary McCrary (Counseling Suite: Room 2541) email

Registrar: Ms. Davida Atwood (Room: 2540) email

Counselor Caseload Assignments

Each student is assigned to a specific counselor’s caseload according to their last name in 9th/10th and by program or last name in 11th/12th (see chart above). The school counselors are the primary academic advisors in the school. Counselors help each student select the most appropriate program of study to ensure success in high school and to plan for the years after graduation. The Graduation Coach and Student Engagement Specialist's caseloads are comprised of students who need specific additional assistance to meet graduation requirements along with the remainder of their initial 9th grade cohort.

Counselor Administrator Pairings

Each counselor is paired with an administrator that covers the same 9th - 12th grade caseload. Counselor/Administrator pairings are as follows:

K. Jones/J. Sturm, K. Wills/T. Cross, K. Jackson/G. Greene, and T.Morgan/J. Johnson

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is a key component for working with students and parents. Every effort will be made to maintain that confidentiality. Confidentiality is the counselor’s commitment to respect the students’ privacy by not divulging anything shared in a counseling session except under certain limited conditions. These conditions generally include safety issues (to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to self and/or others), legal issues, and professional responsibilities. The American School Counselor Association's Ethical Standards for School Counselors are available here.