Guidance
  • Welcome to the PJHS Counseling Department- Mrs. Gates

    Welcome PJHS students and parents! I'm Mrs. Gates, the School Counselor. I have two sons of my own who attend Priceville Schools, Drew and Aiden, and a wonderful husband, Stephen and two precious miniature Schnauzers named Cam and Joy! We love to travel, spend time at sporting events, and watch Auburn Football!  I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. My career history includes working at Mental Health Center as a case manager, at DHR as a child abuse investigator/forensic interviewer, and I have worked at two previous schools as a School Counselor. I have found my home and I absolutely love PJHS and our community. This is my 7th year as a Bulldog and I am honored to be here for our students, parents, teachers, and staff! 


    As a School Counselor, I perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:
    • Individual counseling (temporary, as-needed basis)
    • Small group counseling (grief groups, various support needs)
    • Classroom guidance (i.e. Large group counseling)
    • Attend and participate in academic intervention meetings
    • Organize and administer standardized state testing
    • Observe students in various school environments
    • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators &students
    • Respond to school crises or emergency situations
    • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues
    Please take a moment to browse through the site to learn more about our School Counseling program and resources.