• Margaret Burgess Wright           Mrs. Margaret's Office          Mrs. Margaret's Office          

    Hello and thanks for visiting!

    My name is Dr. Margaret Burgess Wright and I am the 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 Guidance Lessons for Kindergarten, First, Third, and Fifth Grade

    Topics Include:

    Goal setting

    Test-taking skills and study skills

    Substance abuse education and prevention

    Careers

    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.

    Thanks,

    Margaret Burgess Wright Ed.D., LPC, NCC, MT-BC
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    National Certified Counselor
    Music Therapist-Board Certified