Phone: (662) 746-1492


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Education in School Counseling, Mississippi College Masters of Arts in English, Jackson State University Bachelors of Arts in English, Jackson State University

Mrs. Dessie Gills


Welcome to the Freshman & Sophomore Counseling Corner!

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all of you to the Freshman & Sophomore Counseling Corner! As one of the school counselors, I am here to support and guide you through your high school journey, helping you navigate the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

High school is an exciting and transformative time in your lives, filled with academic pursuits, personal growth, and new experiences. My goal is to ensure that each and every one of you has the tools, resources, and support needed to thrive during these crucial years.

In the Counseling Corner, you will find a wealth of information and resources designed to address various aspects of your high school experience. Whether you need assistance in course selection, college and career planning, or managing the stresses that come with academic and personal responsibilities, I am here to lend a helping hand.

Here are some of the services and resources available to you:

  1. Academic Guidance: I will work closely with you to develop a personalized academic plan that aligns with your interests, strengths, and future goals. If you need help choosing classes, understanding graduation requirements, or improving study habits, I'm here to assist you every step of the way.

  2. College and Career Support: Planning for life after high school can be both exciting and overwhelming. I will provide guidance on college exploration, application procedures, scholarship opportunities, and career pathways, ensuring you are well-prepared for the next chapter in your life.

  3. Personal and Social Development: High school can be a time of self-discovery and personal growth. If you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, or need someone to talk to, know that I am here to listen and provide support. Together, we can navigate challenges and find solutions.

  4. Wellness and Mental Health: Your well-being is of the utmost importance. I will promote mental health awareness and provide resources to help you cope with stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges.

  5. Workshops and Events: Throughout the school year, we will organize workshops, seminars, and fairs to enhance your knowledge and prepare you for the future.

Remember, my office is a safe and confidential space where you can share your thoughts and concerns without judgment. My ultimate aim is to empower you to become confident, responsible, and compassionate individuals ready to take on the world beyond high school.

Please take some time to explore the Counseling Corner and familiarize yourself with the available resources. Should you need assistance or have any questions, feel free to reach out to me via email or schedule an appointment to meet in person.

I am excited to work with each and every one of you, and I am confident that, together, we will make your high school journey memorable and successful.

Let's embark on this exciting adventure together!

Wishing you a wonderful and fulfilling school year!


Dessie Gills, Professional School Counselor 

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