Atlanta Public Schools has qualified staff in place in various disciplines to assist students and families who may find themselves struggling to cope during a time of loss or grief. Each school has at least one full-time or part-time Counselor, Nurse, Psychologist, SST/RTI Intervention Specialist, and Social Worker who provides services to students in need.


    The school social worker facilitates the educational and individual potential of students by providing services that promote school success. The school social workers’ primary role is that of a liaison/child advocate. The school social worker collaborates and consults with students, parents, school administrators, faculty, and the community in the identification of family and student concerns.

    Dr. Jacquelyn Anthony
    Director of Social Work Services
    Atlanta Public Schools
    130 Trinity Avenue, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Ph: 404-802-2247


    School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.

    School Psychologists provide a wide variety of services including evaluating children and assisting teachers and administrators by providing information about students’ intellectual, academic, social and emotional needs. Additional services include counseling and crisis intervention.

    MaryAnn Green, Ed.S.
    Director of Psychological Services
    Atlanta Public Schools
    Division of Student Services | CLL Building
    Ph: 404-802-2685 | Fax: 404-802-1602
    Kathryn Powell, Ph.D.
    Coordinator, Psychological Services
    Atlanta Public Schools
    Division of Academics-Student Services| CLL Building
    Ph: 404-802-2686 | Fax: 404-802-1602

    School Counselors provide a comprehensive school counseling program that is equity-focused and data-driven for students in grades K-12. They focus their programming efforts in three broad domains: academic achievement, social-emotional support,  and college/career planning. 

    Maria Grovner
    School Counseling Coordinator (9-12)
    Atlanta Public Schools
    130 Trinity Avenue SW - 6th Floor
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    (404) 802-2642
    Jennifer Wilson
    School Counseling Coordinator (K-8)
    Atlanta Public Schools
    130 Trinity Avenue SW - 6th Floor
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    (404) 802-2671
Last Modified on December 5, 2023