Psychological Services

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    The mission of Psychological Services is to become a preeminent department working proactively and cooperatively with schools, families, and the community: to aid in the development of healthy, productive and self-sufficient students; and to promote the delivery of comprehensive and ethical psychological services within the school environment.


    Objective and Responsibility

    The primary objective of Psychological Services is to provide supportive assistance to the instructional program while encouraging positive mental health for the students, faculty, and administration. 


     The department's major areas of responsibility include psycho-educational assessment and consultation with teachers, administrators, and parents.


     Our department maintains close contact with community agencies and professionals who provide services to children and their families. Assistance is offered to parents who need referral to these services.

  • School Psychologist of the Year



    Dana Pickens was voted by her co-workers as a practioner who exemplifies excellence in practice. She provides direct services to students and schools that have a positive impact on student outcomes. Ms. Pickens is dedicated to the profession, engages in professional learning and researches current practices to enhance her skills. She represents our department well and does an outstanding job in everything she does.  

  • Dr. Ed Sanderson

    Director of Student Services


    Christy Gonsalves

    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Services


    Contact Us

    Dr. Gina Hudson

    Coordinator of Support Services

    Patricia Johnson 
    Melissa Nye
    Allison Campbell 
    RtI Program Specialist   
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5562  
    Amy Bell 
    School Psychologist  
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5548
    Garrett ES, Lamar-Milledege Elementary, Tutt MS, Warren Road ES, & Westside HS
    John Coffman
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5550
    Diamond Lakes ES, Tobacco Road ES, Josey HS, Murphey MS, RCTCM
    Dr. Nuri Hammett
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5565
    Laney HS, Merry ES, W.S. Hornsby ES & MS, 
    Chanda Hardiman
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5557
    ARC HS, ILMC, Wilkinson-Gardens ES, Davidson
    Jennifer Harrison
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5797
    Hains ES, Rollins ES, Butler HS, Copeland ES, RPM 
    Colin Laudino
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131
    Terrace Manor ES, Reynolds ES, Pine Hill MS
    Julie Meeks
    School Psychologist 
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5222
    Blythe ES, Hephzibah ES, Hephzibah MS, Hephzibah HS
    Dr. Angeline Miller
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5560
    Glenn Hills ES, Glenn Hills MS, Glenn Hills HS, Windsor Spring ES, Bayvale ES 
    Dana Pickens
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5563
    Deer Chase ES, Meadowbrook ES, Spirit Creek MS, Willis Foreman ES, PLC
    Melissa Puryear
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131
    Barton Chapel ES, Belair K-8
    Kelly Tyson
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5561
    Lake Forest Hills ES, Langford MS, Monte Sano ES, Alternative School
    Susan Venable
    School Psychologist 
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5554
    AR Johnson Magnet, CT Walker K-8, Southside ES, Goshen ES
    Dr. Joanna Wheeler
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5798
    Cross Creek HS, Gracewood ES, Jamestown ES, Morgan Road MS, Freedom Park K-8
    Dr. Gina Hudson
    Coordinator/School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5549
    McBean ES