MCAA Counseling Services
The MCAA counseling department services all students through individual and group counseling, parent/teacher consultation, and classroom guidance lessons. The department’s delivery of services are data driven and based on the American School Counseling Association’s mindsets and behaviors standards. All services aim to prepare students’ academic readiness, career exploration of Georgia’s 17 career clusters, and social/emotional development of being ready, respectful, and responsible. The counseling department’s goal is for students to be ready to take an active role in their learning experience; respectful of self and others’ differences; and responsible for being positive contributors to their school and community.
About Mr. Creger
This is Mr. Creger's eleventh year as a professional school counselor and seventh year at MCAA. He graduated from the University of Illinois, where he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. Mr. Creger earned his Masters of Science in Education School Counseling at Western Illinois University, and Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling and Supervision at the University of West Georgia. He serves as the MCAA site supervisor for graduate internship students and aids aspiring counselors in their professional development. Mr. Creger is a member of Cobb School Counseling Association, Georgia School Counseling Association, and RAMP reviewer for the American School Counseling Association. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his wife and son, playing soccer, and playing the drums.
Student Caseload: 3B/3C, 4B/4D, 5A/5B
About Mrs. Helmick
This is Mrs. Helmick’s second year as a professional school counselor at MCAA. Formerly known as Ms. B, Mrs. Helmick has served in the Marietta City School System for the past seven years. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina- Wilmington and a Masters Degree from Liberty University in Education- School Counseling. Mrs. Helmick has worked as a 5th grade teacher, a team lead, math support, and has served as the team’s collaborative gifted homeroom teacher. Mrs. Helmick values and strives to support each diverse learner in the areas of academics, social-emotional, and career readiness. She believes that it is the relationships built amongst our students, their families, and our staff that truly makes MCAA “Above the Line”. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, spending time with her husband, family, friends, and her sweet puppy. She also enjoys hiking and training for triathlons.
Student Caseload: 3A/3D, 4A/4C, 5C/5D
About Ms. Jasso
This is Ms. Jasso’s first year working at MCAA. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grades Education. For seven years she worked at the middle school level teaching either Spanish, social studies, language arts, Intensive English for English Language Learners, or ESOL. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education Degree in Counselor Education at Albany State University. She is excited to support and empower students to reach their full potential by developing their academic, career, and social/emotional skill sets. In her spare time, Ms. Jasso is serving as a Georgia Army National Guard member, hiking, attending Atlanta sporting events with her family, or cooking.
SEL Bilingual Counselor