Guidance Services

School counselors design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs in three critical areas:  academic, personal/social, and career.  These three areas, which promote student achievement, are designed to help students resolve emotional, social, or behavioral problems, and they also help students develop a clearer focus or sense of direction. 

Comprehensive in scope, preventive in design, and developmental, school counseling programs in the Escambia County Public School System follow the ASCA National Model:  A Framework for School Counseling Programs and the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance State Model for Alabama Public Schools. 

The school counseling program is implemented and delivered in each school by the certified school counselor(s) with the support of teachers, administrators, students, and parents.  Escambia County School System employees provide services to students through four program components:  guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system support. 

The school guidance curriculum includes classroom and large group activities from kindergarten through twelfth grade, emphasizing decision-making; self-understanding; study skills; and career exploration, preparation, and planning.

The comprehensive school counseling program's individual planning component includes activities that allow every student to plan, monitor, and manage their academic, career, and personal/social development.  Individual student planning emphasizes test interpretation, while academic counseling includes post-secondary education, career/technical education, and career planning. 

Most of the school counselor’s day is spent on responsive services.  These services include counseling or referral activities to meet students' immediate needs and concerns.  Responsive services include personal counseling, problem-solving, agency referral, and consultation.

System support includes indirect guidance management activities that maintain and enhance the total school counseling and guidance program.  Responsibilities in this component include staff relations, community relations, task forces, professional development, support teams, test interpretation, data analysis, and curriculum development. 

It should be understood that a comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of the school’s academic mission.  Comprehensive school counseling programs, driven by student data and based on academic, career, and personal/social development standards, promote and enhance the learning process for all students. 

In addition to the school counseling programs, our counselors are knowledgeable about working with at-risk students and programs in all grade levels in the Escambia County Public School System.  The goal of our department is to support prevention/intervention services to ensure that every school in the Escambia County Public School System is a safe and healthy place for all students. 

Meet your School Counselors 2023-24





Cordia LeeCareer Tech9 -12 6105
Pamela RobinsonEscambia County High9-122106
Jawuan OsborneEscambia County Middle4-6 2505
Nicole JonesEscambia County Middle7-82506
Sharmon O'BannonFlomaton ElementaryPK-64805
DeAnna RossFlomaton7-125005
Jennifer StrawbridgeHuxfordK-82305
Leketha BradleyPollard McCall Jr. HighK-82805
Teresa CraytonRachel PattersonPK-32205
Meagan WilliamsonW. S. Neal ElementaryPK-41505
Beth CauppW. S. Neal High9-121163
Julie CliftonW. S. Neal Middle5-81805