• Meet Your Counselor

    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.

    Counseling Services

    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
    • Careers
    • Bullying prevention
    • Character education
    • Internet safety

    Additional Services

    • 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