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The mission of the school counseling department within the Tuscaloosa City Schools is to provide all students access to a comprehensive program and to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve academic, personal/social, and career excellence. The ultimate goal of the program is for each student to graduate with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to be lifelong learners who are able to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions.

K-5 Students

Elementary school counselors assist students with learning the skills and attitudes necessary to be successful in school. They emphasize to students that the classroom is their workplace and that communication, decision-making, interpersonal and career awareness skills are important to their success.

6-8 Students

Building upon those skills taught at the elementary level, a major focus of middle school counselors is to provide services that address the career, personal/social and educational needs and concerns of students. Counselors at this level facilitate the expansion of career awareness and exploration activities to assist in the development and utilization of short and long-range educational and career plans.

9-12 Students

High school counselors work with students in acquiring guidance competencies that form the foundation for the next educational and occupational levels. The counselors assist students in developing realistic educational and career plans based on a clear understanding of themselves, their needs, interests, skills, and abilities.

Counselors By School

Jessica Finklea The Alberta School of Performing Arts email (205) 759-3564
Susan Quarles The Alberta School of Performing Arts email (205) 759-3564
Marsha Brook Arcadia Elementary email (205) 759-3567
Gisela DeLoach Paul W. Bryant High email (205) 759-3538
Leslie Smith-Boyd Paul W. Bryant High email (205) 759-3538
Wanda Williams Paul W. Bryant High email (205) 759-3538
McKiva Wilson Paul W. Bryant High email (205) 759-3538
Tashonney Patterson Central Elementary email (205) 759-3570
Latonya Ike Central High email (205) 759-3720
Talietha Wright Central High email (205) 759-3720
Whitney Clark Central High email (205) 759-3720
Brittany Grayson Eastwood Middle email (205) 759-3613
Tracey Jones Eastwood Middle email (205) 759-3613
Elois Byrd Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary email (205) 759-3619
Monica Cummings Northridge High email (205) 759-3590
Mallie Humber Northridge High email (205) 759-3590
Haley Tolbert Northridge High email (205) 759-3590
Tamar Wilson Northridge High email (205) 759-3590
Julia Fox Northridge Middle email (205) 759-3578
Lakesha Moore Northridge Middle email (205) 759-3578
Lander Fisher Oakdale Elementary email (205) 759-3626
Angela Chandler Rock Quarry Elementary email (205) 759-8347
Lindsey Blevins Skyland Elementary email (205) 759-3639
Anthony Williams STARS Academy email (205) 759–3629
Danielle Effre Southview Elementary email (205) 345-1325
Dorie Edwards Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Elementary email (205) 759-3655
LaTiffany Richardson Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Middle email (205) 759-3653
Angela Blossom Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy email (205) 759-3649
Sara Livingston University Place Elementary email (205) 759-3664
Bridget Livaudais Verner Elementary email (205) 759-3667
Romekia Jones Westlawn Middle email (205) 759-3673
Beatrice Robinson Westlawn Middle email (205) 759-3673
Justin Warren Woodland Forrest Elementary email (205) 759-3675

Highlighting Counselors

National School Counseling Week (#NSCW24) was February 5-9, 2024. The week, presented by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they have on helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your local school counselor(s) during that time. Follow #NSCW24 on social media. To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit

Rock Quarry Elementary School Counselor Angela Chandler won an award. See the video below!