School Counseling

The School Counseling Department assists students, parents, and school personnel with strategies and techniques essential for academic and personal/social growth. Counselors assist students and families with immediate and long-range educational planning and course selection. All students are assigned a professional counselor according to their last name. Please visit the NNPS School Counseling website for more information as well as scholarship bulletins and financial aid information.

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Counselor Directory

Name Position Students, Programs assigned Phone
Donzaleigh Douglas Guidance Director U - Williams 591-4700 x.58534
Miriam Bryant Professional School Counselor A - F 591-4700 x.58535
Heather Powell Professional School Counselor G - Mc 591-4700 x.58536
Shawnya Simmons Professional School Counselor Me - T 591-4700 x.58533
Louisa Slagle IB School Counselor IB & Williamson - Z 591-4700 x.58505
Kelli Baylor Student Support Specialist Student Support 591-4700 x.58537
Lauren Palladini Career Counselor College/Career Specialist 591-4700 x.67409
Tamika Freeman Registrar Registrar 591-4700 x.58502
Tammy Ortery Secretary Support Staff 591-4700 x.58531
Jimmie Gerald Graduation Coach Graduation Coach 591-4700 x.58693
Kristin Stancil Graduation Coach Graduation Coach 591-4700 x.58694


  • To provide a comprehensive guidance program that will empower all students to identify and attain goals that will ensure a happy, productive and rewarding future.
  • To provide academic counseling to all students to ensure that their program of studies will help them prepare for their future.
  • To provide a comprehensive college and career exploration program that will assist all students to identify colleges, majors, and careers, that best match their future plans, personality, aptitudes and interests.
  • To provide personal counseling, individual and group, that will assist the student(s) in identifying and resolving issues that serve as obstacles to achieving their goals.
  • To assist parents in their efforts to provide the best educational experience possible.
  • To provide a plan to assist students, teachers and parents resolve conflicts which our inhibiting the attainment of personal, classroom and household goals.
  • To provide the administration, faculty, and support staff assistance in identifying the most effective methods to achieve personal and organizational goals.