Ralph J Bunche School Counselors

Mr. Dodson, 7th Grade Counselor

Mr. Dodson
  • Mr. Dodson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He is new to the Atlanta area. He has experience teaching in the classroom as well as serving as a counselor at the middle school level. Mr. Dodson interned as a counselor at the high school level. Mr. Dodson looks forward to working with all of the students at Bunche Middle and supporting them in the areas of social/emotional, academic, as well as future careers. Mr. Dodson understands the struggles that come with being a middle school student and provides support as well as reinforces positive decision-making with his students. Mr. Dodson is a former football player as well as high school football coach. He is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Cavaliers fan.

Mrs. Brinson, 8th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Brinson
  • Hi, I am Ali Brinson, the newest counselor at Bunche.  I have worked in education most of my adult life.  I started as a middle school ELA teacher and after 10 years, I decided I wanted to be a school counselor.  I interned for 1 year at an elementary school and 1 year at a high school.  I have been a school counselor for 3 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my years.  I am excited to be a Bunche Charger and I look forward to supporting all students and staff as we work together to ensure students experience personal success, emotional well-being, and academic growth.

Mrs. Fisher, 6th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Fisher
  • My name is Mrs. Fisher I am the Lead Counselor at Ralph Bunche Middle School. I serve as the AVID Counselor and work with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. I have had the pleasure of working at Bunche since 2014. I have been a school counselor for 26 years. I received my Masters in School Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and my Educational Specialist from Troy State. As a counselor, one of my roles is to work with students to help them effectively deal with problems and inspire them to strive to do their best and to become a positive asset in their community. As a counselor, my passion is to help all students reach their full academic, social, and emotional potential. I also believe in a comprehensive counseling program that addresses the academic, college and career and social emotional development of all students.

  • Important Information

    Anytime you are not in school, if you need emergency mental health support, tell a trusted adult near you, call 911, your local hospital emergency department.

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text "HOME" to 741741.

    Family Ties (678) 460-0345 is the community agency approved by APS for Bunche Middle School that offers grief, family, personal,  mental health, & anger management, counseling services. You may contact them directly or ask for a referral through your student’s school counselor OR our school social worker, Mr. Nelson.

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