Hello and thanks for visiting!

    My name is Dr. Margaret Burgess Wright and I am a full-time school counselor here at Sawyer Road. As a counselor at an International Baccalaureate school, I strive to address the academic, social, and career needs of every child via student-centered activities such as music, literature, and art.

    Our Mission:

    The Mission of the Marietta City Schools Guidance and Counseling Department is to provide the academic and social support services necessary to promote student success.

    We Believe:

    • All students have a right to a safe and nurturing environment that fosters academic, career, and personal/social growth.

    • All students have the right to a comprehensive standards-based education.

    • All students have the right to individual, large, and small group counseling that is designed to aid in closing the achievement gap by supporting the academic, career and personal/social development of all learners.

    • All students have the right to integrated technology in the counseling program to enhance the instructional program and prepare the students for a global economy.

    • All students have the right to a student-oriented environment built on integrity, respect, and excellence.

    • All students have the right to counselors who are committed to life-long learning by participating in on-going professional learning activities to improve the counseling program.

    • All students have the right to a counseling program that is designed and implemented to support family, school, and community partnerships.

    Consistent with the national model of the American School Counseling Association, I address the needs of the children, families, and Sawyer Road community by:

    Monthly Classroom Lessons

    Topics Include:

    Goal setting

    Test-taking skills and study skills

    Substance abuse education and prevention


    Bullying prevention

    Character education

    Internet safety

    Additional Services include:

    Small Groups

    Individual Sessions

    Parent and Teacher Consultation

    Crisis Intervention

    Should you have any questions or feel that I can be of service, please call me at 770-429-9923 and I will be happy to help.


    Margaret Burgess Wright Ed.D., LPC, NCC
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    National Certified Counselor