Meet Our Counselors



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Anita Baker, M.S., Ed.S.

Counselor Grades K-5 

I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services. I also received an Education Specialist Degree in School Counseling from the University of Georgia. I have worked as a School Counselor for Gwinnett County Public Schools for the past twenty- five years.  I love to travel, play tennis and spend time with my family.
Phone: 678-639-3722





Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Khadija Hoeltke, MSW

I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have been in the counseling field for over 10 years. I love to travel, experience new restaurants, and spend time with my family. My Favorite Calming Strategies I teach students are- Mindfulness Practices and Art therapy.

Phone: 678 639-3720

Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL)1-800-715-4225

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988 or chat

  • think first and stay safe

    Your child will be participating in an important personal safety lesson called Think First and Stay Safe.  The lesson is presented by our School Counselors to students in every grade.  The lesson will be presented virtually to digital learners as well as to in-person students in the classroom.
    Please click on the link below to learn more about the curriculum and how you can preview the information presented.
    Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
    If you prefer that your student NOT participate in the sexual abuse and safety prevention lessons, please write and sign a note indicating your preference.  Unless written documentation is received, your child will participate in these lessons.
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  • ASCA National Counseling Standards

  • Students Academic Development:

    Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
    Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.
    Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.

  • Career Development:

    Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
    Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
    Standard C: Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.

  • Personal/Social:

    Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
    Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
    Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills.

  • Favorite Links

    Click here to find resources & book recommendations to support your child's mental health.

  • What is the role of your school counselor?

    • Provide short-term individual counseling to students to assist in goal setting based on academic, attendance, behavior, and social/emotional data.
    • Provide support and assistance to students and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations.
    • Conduct classroom core curriculum lessons.
    • Provide targeted small group counseling when behavioral, social or emotional issues interfere with academic progress.
    • Collaborate with parents, teachers, and administration.
    • Participate in Student Support Team Meetings.
    • Support attendance goals and initiatives.
    • Connect parents to outside resources when help is needed.

    Parents, teachers, and students can initiate referrals to the counselor.

  • Classroom Core Curriculum lessons:

    Through books, activities and discussion, students identify personal strengths to positively impact school performance. All students in Grades K-5 participate in Classroom Core Curriculum lessons with the counselor.

    Core Curriculum lessons for Grades K-5 at Centerville Elementary are modeled in accordance with American School Counselor Association National Counseling Standards for students in each grade level.