DHS Counseling Department
Booking an Appointment with your counselor:
Booking appointments with your counselor is easier than ever before with YouCanBookMe!
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Dr. Jones - https://drkimberlyrjones.youcanbook.me/
Dr. Jackson - https://drkenjackson.youcanbook.me
Dr. Morgan - https://drtmorgan1-6.youcanbook.me
Mrs. Wills - https://kwills.youcanbook.me
(This Booking Service is Only meant For Use By Students/Parents/Guardians Currently Enrolled At Decatur High School)
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 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 3509) email
Student Success Counselor: Ms. Kimberly Evans (Decatur Student Center) email
Career Academy & Student Center Administrative Assistant: Ms. Tiffany Jones (DCA Office) email
Graduation Coach: Mr. Bill Roberts (Room 1523) email
Student Engagement Specialist: Ms. Jennifer Young (Room 1524) email
Counseling Administrative Assistant: Ms. Regina Shipp-Jones (Counseling Suite: Room 2541) email
Registrar: Mrs. Kimberly Lanum (Counseling Suite: 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/W. Hatfield, and T.Morgan/J. Johnson
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.