Dr. Patrice Bennett
Greetings, and hope all is well, I am Dr. Bennett. I am elated to have the opportunity to join the Yargo Elementary School (YES) family as one of the school counselors. I look forward to providing support to the students while collaborating with parents/guardians, faculty/staff, and community stakeholders for the betterment of the students at YES! My role as a school counselor at YES is being part of the puzzle piece that will assist the students with developing an array of skills and promote success in the educational field for years to come. My goal is to provide counseling services to educate the students through experiencing learning activities to promote positive change in academia, behaviors, and social-emotional intelligence aspects of life.
I am a native of Walton County, where I was born and reared. After completion of high school, I started my educational journey. My educational achievements: Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision: National Louis University, Education Specialist in Curriculum, Instructional, & Professional Development: Walden University, Master’s of Art in School Counseling: Argosy University, Bachelors of Arts in psychology: Piedmont College, Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education: Gordon State College. I always had the desire to become a school counselor to support the students at the school to dream, to believe, and to have hope that circumstances are not the end of their journey in life, but the opportunity to create a new beginning. I have over twelve years of experience working in the case management and mental health fields. I also have experience working as a long-term substitute teacher for fifth grade in Walton County, and school counseling internship completion in both Rockdale and Walton Counties.
In my time away from school, I enjoy making memories with my family. My husband Donald and I have four children combined and grandchildren. The youngest two Harold, nine years old, enjoys reading, making comics/books, drawing, telling jokes, and studying rocks, and being apart of nature; and Leah almost one year old, we are enjoying watching her grow. Our favorite times together are cooking our favorite dishes, open discussions, traveling, and family game or movie night. My mother and late father were both influential in my life and my educational path, and I will be forever grateful for their upbringing.
I look forward to working with the students and families at YES and collaborating with all stakeholders. Together we will foster lifelong learners at YES!
1000 Haymon Morris Road, Winder, GA 30680
A Hall (next to the Media Center)
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