School Guidance Counselor

Last Updated: 6/1/2022 5:58 PM

School Guidance Counselors

Hope Wright


Sam Huiras


Frequently Asked Questions

What do school counselors do?

  • Work with individuals and groups
  • Help identify needs of students
  • Encourage better interpersonal relationships
  • Promote positive attitudes and choices
  • Aid teachers and parents in helping students
  • Assist people in making use of community resources
  • Coordinate referrals to outside agencies
  • Assist students with the process of growing up
  • Coordinate efforts with other school programs
  • Provide preventative services
  • Maintain confidentiality


Why do students visit their school counselor?

Here are just a few reasons a student might want to talk to the School Counselor:

  • “I’m getting picked on at the bus stop and I don’t know what to do about it.”
  • “My best friend isn’t talking to me and it’s making me really sad.”
  • “I want to show you what I just made in art. I’m very proud of it.”
  • “I’m new to this school, and I’m really scared.”
  • “I just want to talk to someone who won’t laugh at me.”
  • “I did a lot better on my last math test, and I’m so excited to tell someone!”
  • “Lisa, Carol and I had a problem at recess. Can you help us work it out?”

Why do parents contact their school counselor?

Here are just a few reasons a parent might want to talk to the School Counselor:

  • “Sarah doesn’t want to go to school in the mornings.”
  • “I’m concerned because Allen keeps telling me he doesn’t have any friends.”
  • “We recently had a death in the family, and I’m not sure how to tell my child.”
  • “Kevin has difficulty going to sleep at night and often has nightmares.”
  • “My wife and I are going through a divorce and we’re not sure how to handle things with the kids.”
  • “Jason seems to get really frustrated doing his homework and nothing I say seems to help.”

How do I contact my school counselor?

How can I enroll my child at Twin Oaks Elementary?

Call Registrar Vicki Langston at the Lee County Board of Education: 229-903-2100.

Where can I go online to get reliable and research-based information?

Here are some websites we recommend:

Staff / Other Information


Hope Wright

School Guidance Counselor


Sam Huiras

Part time School Guidance Counselor at Twin Oaks and Lee Co. Elementary