•  ARJ Professional School Counselors
    Phone: (706)823-6933
    Fax: (706) 823-6931
    Email: gudepa@Richmond.k12.ga.us
    Email: youngca@Richmond.k12.ga.us
  • Dr. Gude, Counselor  

    Welcome Back ARJ Panthers! 


    I am looking forward to all the accomplishments and successes that the 2020-2021 school year has to offer. This year I am returning as a middle and high school counselor assigned to students with last names A-J.  I am also excited to work with Ms. Young (students K-Z) and Mrs. Brigham (secretary) in the Counseling Department of ARJ.


    This is my twentieth year as a school counselor--time flies when you enjoy what you do!  As both a counselor and an English teacher, I've worked in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Richmond County.  I love the process and reward of learning. 


    My fundamental school counseling approach is solutions-focused: Everyone has challenges and challenges become opportunities for solutions and growth.  Key terms students hear from me are solution-building, perseverance, and resiliency.....all keys to a successful school year and successful living.

  •     Cartillia R. Young

    I am thrilled to be a part of the Panther family! I am here every day to work with the students individually, in small groups, and in their classrooms.  I am also available to parents and teachers for conferences and consultation.  

    A little bit about me...

    I am a certified school counselor with a B.A. in Psychology and a Master's Degree in School Counseling .  This is my 12th year serving as a counselor. Prior to a career in school counseling, I served as a Middle Grades Language Arts teacher and a Special Education teacher. 


    Counseling Department Secretary

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    I am proud to be A R Johnson's Counseling Department Secretary.  Each day at A R Johnson, I strive to do my best to serve and assist all students, teachers, and staff.  If you ever need my assistance, please e-mail Brighma@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us or call the school and choose Option 2 or Extension 1864.  I'm here to help any way I can.