Counselor's Corner




    It is with much excitement that I introduce myself as the School Counselor of Hickory Hills Elementary School. My name is Margarita Poche and I am very happy to be a part of this community.


    Poche The 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.

    The counseling program is organized around three domains:
    (These areas are in alignment with the American School Counselor Association  National standards)

     1. Academic: Assisting students to develop a positive attitude towards school and learning.

     2. Career: assisting students to make a successful transition to higher grades and from school to the world of work.
    3. Personal/Social:
    assisting students to develop a positive relationship with their family members, teachers and peers.


    • Classroom Guidance: The counselor visits the classroom once a month and offer guidance lessons. Monthly topics include, test taking skills, diversity, careers and decision making.

    • Individual Counseling: Individual student and the counselor work together to find appropriate ways to deal with specific situations. School Counselors do not provide therapy.

    • Small Group Counseling: Two or more children who share the same interests or concerns meet with the counselor and offer support to each other.

    • Consultation and Responsive Services: The counselor consults with teachers, parents and administrators to addresses specific student needs.


    How Is A Student Referral Made To The School Counselor?

    • Self-referral
    • Teachers, administrator or staff referral
    • Parent referral
    • Peer referral
    • Counselor observation


    Some projects that we will be working with this school year are:

    • Red Ribbon Week
    • CARE Program/Thanksgiving Baskets 
    • Student Recognition Program
    • Grace Point Church Canned Food Drive
    • Shop with a Cop
    • Hope for Christmas-Grace Point Church
    • Career Day Week
    • Blessings in a Back Pack
    • Junior Achievement 
    • Mentoring Program

     If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at (770) 429-3125 or by e-mail at

    Thanks for visiting the counselor’s corner.