My name is Gregory Craig and this is my 4th year as the School Counselor and PBIS Coach at Kennedy Road Middle School. Several years ago, my career started off with me serving 3 years as the only Middle School Counselor for over 650 students at Henderson Middle School. I went on to serve as a High School Counselor for 4 years at Gainesville High School, where I served on the committee which helped the school to be recognized as a Georgia School of Excellence. I then served as the Lead Counselor at Jackson High School for over 10 years, where I served on a state-level Counseling Advisory Committee for 6 years. I understand the unique opportunities and challenges that students face, having also taught students at the middle, high and college levels, courses, which includes, Career and Professional Development, Chemistry, Biology and Physical Science. While teaching high school Chemistry and serving as a part-time School Counselor for students, K-12, at Faith Christian Academy, I was honored to be named the Star Teacher, where I helped a student to earn a $500,000.00 Scholarship to attend the Air force Academy. Prior to my journey leading me back to my first love, Middle School Counseling, I was the ISS Teacher at Spalding High School.
I received my undergraduate education from both University of Alabama and Tuskegee University, and received my B.S. Degree in Biology and My Master’s Degree in Counseling from Tuskegee University. I went on to receive my Master’s level Certification in School Counseling from Georgia State University.
I value community engagement and have served on the United Way Board of Directors, Girls Inc. Board of Directors and the Alliance for Literacy Board of Directors each, for 4 year terms. Throughout my career in education, I have sponsored 4 different clubs for over 17 years.
My goal as the school counselor is to use my experience and knowledge to assist in preparing our students to make the transition from middle school to the high school; and to help to remove various barriers which may interfere with their learning, by providing professional counseling services and resources.