Counselors' Page


Mrs. Katrina Rushing, School Counselor

Hello!  I have a Bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education and a Master's degree in School Counseling, both from Georgia Southern University.  I am beginning my 27th year in education, 20 of those years being in Evans County. I lead, advocate, and collaborate to promote academic success for my students through career advisement and planning.  It is my goal to ensure that my students have the skills and resources needed to graduate and be prepared for college/tech school or career endeavors.  I want them to be happy and to be able to take care of themselves!


Phone: 912-739-3646


Mrs. Ashlee Morris, School Counselor

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Morris, and I am a certified professional school counselor serving the students at CMS.  I graduated from Valdosta State University with my  Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and earned my Master's in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University.  This is my third year as a school counselor.  Before becoming a school counselor, I taught for four years.  I spent three of those years teaching third grade in the Long County School System at Smiley Elementary and McClelland Elementary. I look forward to a fantastic school year at CMS!


Phone: 912-739-3646

Counseling Services

Middle school counselors provide support in the academic, career, and social/emotional domains. The counselors at Claxton Middle School Implement a comprehensive school counseling program designed to promote and support student success in academics, college/career readiness, and social emotional development. The goal of the program is to ensure that ALL students have the skills and resources needed to graduate and advance into college, tech school, or a career. Also, counselors lead roles and responsibilities in 504's, RTI, scheduling, and testing. They also serve as school liaisons with community agencies. By working closely with parents and teachers, they are better able to meet the individual needs of students.

Middle School Counselors Provide:

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic skills support

  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills

  • Education in understanding self and others

  • Coping strategies

  • Peer relationships and effective social skills

  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution

  • Career awareness, exploration and planning

  • Substance abuse education

  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal-setting/decision-making

  • Academic planning

  • Career planning

  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

  • Transition planning


Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling

  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention

  • Peer facilitation

  • Consultation/collaboration

  • Referrals