Contact: Kimberley Knight  334-269-3685  Email

Guidance Counselor

Highland Gardens

Welcome to Our School

Mission Statement

The mission of Highland Gardens Elementary School Counseling program is to provide a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development for all students by fostering an engaging curriculum that works with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to support all students to become successful lifelong learners.

A Note from Your School Counselor

Dear Families,

 Welcome to Highland Gardens Elementary School! I am Kimberley Knight, your new school counselor. I am so excited about this year! I am looking forward to this year and have high expectations for our counseling department. My major goal is to create a consistent counseling and guidance program that will teach our students the skills needed to lead a happy, healthy, and successful life.

 Throughout the school year, I will conduct classroom guidance lessons on ways to be successful at school, home, with friends, and in the community. I believe guidance lessons are the foundation to building a positive working relationship with students.

 In addition to classroom guidance lessons, small group and individual counseling will be offered. All small and large group counseling sessions will be provided only by parent knowledge and written consent. Topics may include dealing with parent’s divorce, bullying, anger management, friendship, self-esteem, responsibility, goal setting, loss of a loved one, and other topics as needed. All groups are formed based on the need and consent from each individual student’s parent. The goal of group counseling is to provide a supportive environment to a group of children with similar needs, and whose behavior and/or emotions are affecting his/her school performance. At times, school counseling is not sufficient and an outside referral for further professional counseling may be suggested.

Best Regards,

Counselor Knight

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