Counseling Corner


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Counseling Corner

We are so excited to help support your student's success!

Floyd School Counselors' Vision

The comprehensive school counseling program at Floyd Middle School envisions students possessing the skills to reach their academic potential and remain lifelong learners. Our students will be equipped to successfully navigate post-secondary life and be innovative and engaging members of the community who positively contribute to our ever-changing global society. As community members, they will embody respect, responsibility, and empathy in their day to day lives.

Floyd School Counselors' Mission

The mission of the Floyd Middle School Counseling Department is to provide a proactive and equitable comprehensive counseling program, driven by data, designed to help all students achieve their goals. Through collaboration and relationship building, the school counselors will create a safe environment and strive to meet the diverse needs of all students.

Your school counselors are here for you! If you would like to schedule a session, please go to the following link: Request to see your school counselors

If you are experiencing difficulties with accessing the referral form, please feel free to email your counselor:

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Meet Your Floyd Counselors 

Ms. Estevez, 6th Grade CounselorPhoto of counselor, Ingrid Estevez

Welcome Floyd Panthers! I am humbly proud to serve as your 6th grade school counselor. My goal is to support you. I want to help create a judgment-free environment of trust and empathy to encourage you to become the best version of yourself. Do you know that a Panther is not only one of the largest felines in the world, but it is also able to roar (something that felines outside of this group are not able to do)? I want to help you find that "roar" within yourself. I am a firm believer that students are strong and have the abilities and skills to achieve growth in ALL the different areas of life.  

A little about me:  

  • I was born and raised in The Dominican Republic; my parents immigrated to this country and brought me here when I was 16 years of age. I did not speak English when I first arrived in this country.  
  • I graduated high school twice, in my country and in the USA. My first career was in the medical field in New York City. I ran two different programs to assist patients with their medications.  
  • I am the mother of three amazing human beings, Andy, Afiel, and Angelieze. The two younger ones are in high school; Afiel is a senior, and Angelieze is in 10th grade. They are the hearts of my heart.  
  • We moved to the Peach State in 2015 from New York City. 
  • I have been in education since 2015.  
  • I love music (my favorite is jazz), baseball, and reading (my favorite author is Gabriel Garcia Marquez). I enjoy walking and candles.  

6th graders are like panthers because, despite being smaller than other Panthera species, they can capture huge prey thanks to their enormous heads and powerful jaw muscles. 6th graders are the youngest ones in the building, but they can do amazing things because they are resilient and strong, just like the panthers.  I know that the transition could be a bit overwhelming, difficult, and intimidating, but it is not impossible. 

I am here to support you and encourage you to reach your potential. Welcome to Floyd Middle School, Panthers!! Let us have an unforgettable school Year!!!

Dr. Blankenship, 7th Grade CounselorPhoto of counselor, Shaketha Blankenship

Welcome Floyd Panthers! I am super excited to serve as your 7th grade school counselor. I look forward to supporting you. My goals are to provide you with an environment of trust, empathy, non-judgment, and encouragement. I believe students have the strength, abilities, and skills within themselves to achieve growth and personal goals when provided the support, tools, and resources needed. It is important for me to empower students and assist them in being the best version of themselves. I am here to support your academic, inter/intrapersonal, and college/career development. 

A little about me… I grew up in Illinois and Louisiana as an only child. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education, master’s and specialist degrees in counselor education, and doctoral degree in counselor education & supervision. I knew in 7th grade that I wanted to work with students due to the connection and relationship with my 7th grade teacher. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and shopping. 

The middle school years is a phase of transformation. Know that I am here to support you through your transition. I look forward to working with you and please do not hesitate to contact me for questions and/or support.
Ms. Gray, 8th Grade Counselor
Photo of Counselor, Kim Gray

Middle School is an important part of your self-discovery. As a school counselor, my goal is to prepare students to be productive citizens by supporting your academic, career, and inter/intrapersonal development. 

A little more about me…. This school year marks my 29th year in education. I began my career in the elementary school setting, then transitioned to middle school. I am a native Atlantan and a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media Arts and my Masters of Arts Degree in School Counseling. I am also a graduate of Jacksonville State University where I received my Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling. As an Undergraduate student at CAU, I participated in a mentoring program that allowed me to work with elementary school students. This opportunity was so enjoyable and rewarding that it led me to change career paths from media to education. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, going to concerts, and supporting Atlanta sports teams. 

I look forward to working with you to provide the best support for our students and families at Floyd Middle School. Please feel free to contact me with questions and concerns. 

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