Lovinggood Middle School

Derrick Bailey, Principal

Dr. Nicole Sheppard-Floyd, AP - 8th | Sandy Cox, AP - 7th | Ebbie Julkes, AP - 6th | Stacey Ford, SSA

3825 Luther Ward Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: (678) 331-3015
Fax: (678) 331-3016

Lovinggood Middle School Counseling Department

Regina Abernathy

Myesha Davis


Lovinggood Middle School’s counseling program promotes a comprehensive program for all students, acknowledges individual differences, teaches academic skills, and encourages career preparedness, and social responsibility.  As student advocates, counselors assist students in overcoming barriers that impede learning by promoting an environment that fosters development of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and productivity.  In collaboration with other staff, parents or guardians, and community, school counselors assist students in obtaining the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of an ever changing world.


  • Students are our highest priority and a right to a quality education

  • All students have the right to a safe supportive learning environment

  • All students have the right to be heard and treated with respect and dignity

  • All students have the right to access services from a certified school counselor who collaborates with staff, families, and community as an advocate for the student.

What is Career Cruising?

Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet.

Features of the program include:

 ❱❱ Interest and Skills Assessment - a world-renowned career assessment tool to help people identify suitable career options based on their interests and skills

❱❱ Career Profiles - thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs

❱❱ Multimedia Interviews - interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles

To find out more about Career Cruising, we encourage you to login using the school’s access information:

Career Center

 Login at: www.careercruising.com
Enter your school’s username: Lovinggood
Enter your school’s password: careers

Planning for Success

The Cobb County School District (CCSD) is providing this Advisement Guide to present academic and career information that students and parents will need throughout the educational process. Because the CCSD provides a comprehensive, developmental approach to advising students, the Guide provides important information including transitional information for students   

  • moving from Elementary to Middle School   

  • moving from Middle to High School

  •  moving from High School to Post-Secondary Education/Career

The Guide also provides links to websites a student might find useful while considering diploma options, high school course work, colleges and careers. If information you seek is not addressed by this Guide or if you desire to have more information, please contact your student’s professional school counselor.  

Fifth to Sixth Grade Transition

Eighth to Ninth Grade Transition