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DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
GA/AL MLA - Teacher Master Labor Agreement
Teacher Master Labor Agreement
AFGE MLA (GA/AL) - AFGE Master Labor Agreement
AFGE Master Labor Agreement

MEMS Counseling Services

Counselor's Corner

Many parents often ask what counselors do, and my response is that a counselor's main role is to help students succeed. Counselors take a vital role in each and every child's education by providing the child with the necessary tools to succeed and cope in an ever changing and sometimes violent world. Collaboration between the counselor and teacher is commonplace and ensures that children's needs are identified and a plan of action takes place. The DoDEA's school counselors provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program to all students. All counseling plans follow the 3rd edition of the American School Counselor's Association National Model.  The school guidance program helps build a foundation for life-long learning by assisting students in developing self-respect, awareness of others and positive learning attitudes. School counselors provide direct and indirect services and activities to students, families, and school staff for developing strategies that deal with educational, personal and social challenges that may interfere with the academic process.

The guidance and counseling program is a comprehensive program that addresses three areas of student development 

  1. personal/social
  2. academic
  3. career planning.

 The purpose of the guidance program is to help each individual student achieve his/her highest growth mentally, emotionally, and socially. We try to do this in several ways:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  •  Classroom Guidance Instruction
  • Parent Conferences
  • Special Education Coordination
  • Student Referral Services – (Includes Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Speech, and ESL) 

Some of the topics covered in the course of a year include:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Character Education
  • Bullying
  • Diversity
  • Drug Awareness
  •  Self Awareness
  • Safety

The counseling department also coordinates activities such as:  

  • Ambassadors
  • "Caught in the Act" Program (promoting random acts of kindness)
  • Deployment Club
  • Deployment Reunion
  • Deployment Tea
  • Hero's Day Assembly
  • Memorial Day Assembly
  • New Comers Club
  • Veteran's Day Assembly

Parents and students are encouraged to see the counselor whenever the need arises. Please feel free to call the school counselor with any special needs or concerns.


 Student Services (PPS)

Contact the Counselor

Phone: 334-953-7804

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Instill the whole child concept in a 21st century learning environment by educating and empowering our students for a dynamic world.


To be leaders in 21st century education, preparing and inspiring generations of learners to meet the challenges of the global society.

Core Values

  • Educating the whole child fosters academic, social, physical, and emotional well-being in a safe environment.
  • 21st century learning environments are student-centered, differentiated, stimulating and relevant to help each student realize his or her fullest potential.
  • High-performing educators and leaders make a difference in student success.
  • Family and community partnerships are vital to student success.
  • School culture supports and reinforces healthy lifestyles (mind and body).

Elementary School Goals

Measurement:  All students will improve their measurement skills across the curriculum.

Writing Strategies:  Elementary students will improve their abilities to write in an organized, grade-level appropriate manner.

Middle School Goals

Measurement:  All students will improve their measurement skills across the curriculum.

Reading:  Middle School students will improve their ability to evaluate and extend meaning of text.